Things You Should Know About Software Development
Posted by PriyankPanchal on May 4th, 2015
If there is one thing you should know about software development, it is the fact that it is a continuing process. Development does not stop once the product is launched—instead it goes on and takes the user feedback into account to create an even more efficient and powerful product that satisfies the needs of end users. Because there are so many other things to do once after an app or software is approved for launch (fixing bugs, adding updates and new features, etc.), continuous development is something that you should prepare for when having a software solution written and designed for your business or organization.
In its most basic sense, software development is a set of planned processes and tasks performed to create a new software program or a new version or update to an existing, established program. Numerous processes are involved in creating a software and the more complex the requirements of the design are, the more complicated the development can get. A typical development process begins with research to get a general understanding of what is needed from the software, followed by the development of the plan to create it and the actual writing of the code. Bug testing and further redevelopment is also commonly done prior to launching the app.
Market research is an important first step in any software development process. This is true whether you are creating a brand new program or redeveloping one to address the unfulfilled needs of the market. Research helps establish the purpose of the development and the overall goals of the program. Once goals have been established, creating plans of action can begin to set the development in motion. A great time is often dedicated to the actual writing of the software code, because this requires the most work, ranging from creating the source code to polishing the resulting design. Testing can also be a long process, especially when there are plenty of bugs and errors to fix.
Finding a reliable bespoke software developer that you can work with throughout the development and maintenance of your custom software is extremely important if you want your investment to pay off in the long run. Ongoing software development is needed even after the program is launched to the public so that user feedback can be taken into account as you introduce updates and minor improvements to your software. User feedback can also be used to begin development on an updated or a brand new version of the program so that it can offer utilities and features that were previously not available.
About the Author
This article is written by Priyank Panchal who is head of development at Schnell Solutions Limited . He leads several teams of multi-skilled software developers which work with Schnell's customer around the globe on their IT transformation and modernization initiatives including bespoke software development applications. He is also responsible for various services offered by Schnell viz. Bespoke Software Development and Consulting, Web and Mobile App Development, IT Audit and Ebase Xi. Prior to working with Schnell, Priyank has worked for a large multi-national organization which specializes in Integration and Automation, and responsible for creating and delivering innovative web and service transformation projects across the globe.