Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Understanding Software Development

Many of today’s industries depend on software to ensure that their employees accomplish necessary tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Software requirements vary per industry, but the cycle of development is the same across all industries. Here’s a brief look at how software is born:

Identifying the needs

A company has to identify its needs and goals first. This means that a designated leader has to schedule a meeting with all concerned staff members and outline the features they want from the software. For instance, a customer service center would likely expect a program with a search feature, where they can easily look up and update customers’ details.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Three Handy Software Development Tips

Worldwide smartphone shipments reached a milestone when it topped one billion units in 2013. Some of these units likely ended in the hands of your employees and partners. The business world is increasingly going mobile, which means pretty soon, you’re going to need to develop customized smartphone apps for your business as it expands. Here are three practical software development tips that can benefit your efforts.

Learn the language

Software companies try to build market share by using programming languages and tools that developers are currently using. For instance, Windows Mobile allows developers to utilize existing Visual Studio and .NET development skills and server setups to expand their applications to mobile devices.