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4 Important Changes in Software Development

By Ernest Hamilton , Sep 20, 2019 09:12 PM EDT
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Technology is constantly changing, developing. The same can be said for the software industry. The waterfall approach is being left behind for the new and improved agile approach.

Things are suddenly running a lot smoother than they did back in the day. Architectures and languages are changing, improving and more accessible than ever. New elastic hardware has suddenly been hitting the open air along with these changes.

Behind every amazing and important software development is a team. Each development team used to work on the same thing at the same time. However, now, with these new changes in software development teams have less to do.

Easier to Monitor and Improve Productivity 

Watching your business's productivity and software quality has just become easier. This was made possible with the help of agile metrics. Agile metrics also provide clarity to the software development process.

Keep track of your development teams using the right agile metrics

Monitoring the workplace throughout the departments allows you to improve productivity. You can keep track of your development teams using the right agile metrics.

New and Improved Applications

The development of new apps has skyrocketed. Almost everything software-related has its very own app. The amount of different apps being made and built has doubled, almost tripled over the years.

Applications used to only be accessories to the business, today they are the business! It is expected that even more apps are going to be built. Developers believe that apps will continue to rise in importance to every business.

Cloud platforms are now being used to transfer data from all kinds of applications. The software industry and apps will gain many new and unique uses as the years go by. Many software developers believe that the way apps are made, deployed, and ran will change.

Higher Automation Levels

The automation of software development has increased quality and predictability. Tools in the software industry have changed for the better. Data text editors are being replaced by new IDE's, which are said to be the better option.

The process is being streamlined by integrated development environments. With these changes, development teams no longer need to be in the same place. Your development teams can be spread throughout the geographical map.

We all understand the importance of customer needs. Every issue used to be taken care of in-person and upfront. However, things have changed! The automation of software development now makes things a lot easier.

Software Development Is Faster

The development of software is now less involved with manual labor and programming. Due to new technological developments and less amount of intervention development is faster.

The demand for newer, better software developments is increasing every day. This tends to motivate teams to push for more releases of said developments. These new software releases are changing everything in the IT departments.

Unfortunately, not many businesses are ready to automate yet fully. Because of this hesitation, the speed of development is not as fast as it could be. Of course, that still means it is pretty fast as it is. 

With the new agile methodology, programming software has become easier 

To Sum It All up

There are so many changes happening all at once. The older ways of programming software are being forgotten. Many of us don't even know the difference between waterfall and agile methods. With the new agile methodology, programming software has become easier than ever before.

APIs are climbing up the popularity ladder bringing with them opportunities! Many businesses are increasing their values using stable APIs. The API documentation has also been growing, giving many more of us access to them.

The changes being made in the software development industry truly are miraculous.

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