2024 Tech Trends: AI Breakthroughs & Development Insights from O’Reilly’s Free Report

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2024 Tech Trends: AI Breakthroughs & Development Insights from O'Reilly's Free Report

2023 was a transformative year for technology, and as we look to the future, many are eager to understand the upcoming trends that will shape our world. One such breakthrough in 2023 was ChatGPT, a game-changing AI technology that is revolutionizing the way we work and the ethical considerations around AI.

In O’Reilly’s new Technology Trends Report for 2024, written by Mike Loukides, readers can gain insight into the industry’s future based on O’Reilly learning platform usage data, providing valuable predictions for the coming year.

Get your FREE copy here.

So, what can we expect in 2024?


2023 saw a decline in software development, but the need for software remains crucial, especially with the rise of AI. Generative AI tools are significantly impacting the field, with 92% of developers using AI for low-level coding. This shift emphasizes the importance of mastering software architecture suited for complex, data-intensive environments.

Some key findings from the O’Reilly report include:

  • 3.9% decline in software architecture interest
  • 8.9% increase in enterprise architecture interest
  • 9.8% increase in functional programming interest
  • 40% increase in event-driven architecture for design systems processing data from multiple streams


Generative AI tools have led to a decline in traditional programming language usage and a shift away from seeking advice from peers, signaling a notable change in the development landscape.

Key findings from the O’Reilly report include:

  • 92% of programmers leveraging generative AI for coding tasks
  • Python remains the most popular language
  • Growth of C++ and Rust in domains such as embedded systems and memory-safe programming


The focus on AI has shifted towards models such as ChatGPT, leading to increased interest in natural language processing (NLP) and a surge in tools like PyTorch.

Key findings from the O’Reilly report include:

  • 3600% increase in GPT content usage
  • 195% increase in NLP interest
  • Growth of deep learning and reinforcement learning
  • Increased adoption of tools like PyTorch, LangChain, and vector databases


In 2024, the importance of data remains unchanged as businesses continue to rely on data science and analytics tools. New demands for AI-driven real-time models and flexible data management solutions are driving a shift in data-related technologies.

Key findings from the O’Reilly report include:

  • Increase in Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server, and R statistics toolbox usage
  • Decrease in tools such as Kafka, Spark, and Hadoop
  • Shift from data warehouses to data lakes and data meshes


The operations sector is evolving, with automation leading to a decrease in content usage for platforms like Linux and Kubernetes. Emerging technologies are reshaping operational practices and tools.

Key findings from the O’Reilly report include:

  • Decrease in the need for in-depth Linux knowledge among developers
  • Decrease in the use of terms like DevOps and SRE
  • Increase in supply chain management interest
  • 14% increase in MLOps interest

For in-depth insights into 2024 trends in security, cloud computing, web development, design, and professional development, get your free copy of the report by clicking here.


As we reflect on the impact of 2023, it’s evident that AI is reshaping industries and pushing for a deeper understanding of architecture, design, and human relations. To dive deeper into the trends and insights for 2024, read the report here.

Nisha Arya is a Data Scientist and Freelance Technical Writer with a passion for sharing knowledge and exploring the potential of AI in shaping the future.

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