What to expect in the near term
To be clear, let’s define what near term means for the context of this book. We are in 2023 and for the most part, the near term can be considered to be the next 1 to 2 years. Most of what we have outlined and described in this book will still be very relevant. Of course, you would have to have been under a rock for the last year to not know about the advances in AI, especially with Microsoft and OpenAI. We will touch on this in the next section. This will no doubt affect code transformation and perhaps other areas as well.
The main vendor solutions are usually very mature and will be around for quite some time, but Azure, as with all cloud platforms, is evolving very fast. Now, let’s take a look at what to expect in the long term.