More about Software Development
As the presence of technology in our everyday lives becomes increasingly prevalent, the role that software development plays on both a corporate and individual level cannot be understated: as businesses and industries increasingly modernise and reform their systems, working practices, and long-term goals, software development is having a greater and wider-reaching impact than ever before. Both businesses and individuals are now heavily reliant on technology, and this reliance is only increasing over time, as societal or economic shifts and changes in the wider world create new requirements for the industry. As a result, the demand for Software Developers and Software Engineers is only growing.
As a constantly evolving industry, software development requires individuals who thrive under these conditions, are able to embrace new innovations with ease and have an innate ability to adapt to new trends and requirements as the industry changes.
Recent Trends in Software Development…
- The Rise of AI and TensorFlow:
By no means a new development, but one that has now entered the wider cultural lexicon to become a household term, AI’s impact on the Software Development sphere can be assessed by the trend of using TensorFlow for AI Development. The platform is arguably so popular because it has a simple and user-friendly interface, and it supports most of the main programming languages such as Python, Java, and C++.
- The Evolution of DevOps:
The growing popularity of DevSecOps is also impacting the Software Development industry, as this evolution to traditional DevOps practices ensures that QA specialists are involved at all stages of the development stage.
- The Expansion of Blockchain
Where Blockchain was once only associated with cryptocurrency, we have now seen its expansion into other areas of the software industry as its adoption into other industries becomes more widespread.
The Importance of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)
Originating as far back as the 1960s, the Systems Development Life Cycle was created ‘to develop large-scale functional business systems in an age of large-scale business conglomerates.’ (Geoffrey Elliott & Josh Strachan (2004) Global Business Information Technology). This process has become integral to the management of development projects and is particularly essential within the Software Development sphere. Popular examples of Software Development Life Cycles utilised today include:
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