Advanced software development usually requires multi-level cooperation of many developers or teams consisting of people such as an IT specialist, specialized programmers, software tester or project manager. Therefore, the key task in managing work in the software house or other team, where the creation of applications takes place, is to select the appropriate tools, software that allows for optimal cooperation.
Software development environments
An important element affecting software development process is the development environment in which they are created. When working on a joint project, different programming languages are often indirectly combined. For example, a web developer who creates web applications in addition to the scripting languages of the site’s mechanics, CSS/HTML to develop its appearance may also need the tools that SQL programmer uses to create database queries. Choosing one integrated IDE development environment will allow for better standardization of work. It is not only an advanced source code editor to improve the workflow, but also a built-in compiler or interpreter, debugger, refactoring and template use. Software development is also testing, which in a good IDE, often using appropriate plugins, is widely supported.
Effective software development – additional tools
The software development process requires a number of side tools to facilitate management and support project security. These include, for example, version control systems such as SVN, GIT and Mercurial, as well as dependency management systems. The latter are particularly important for automatic project building tools, which are contained in virtually every complex environment. During web application development process, developers also use built-in application servers or databases. Some projects may also require a built-in console for faster verification of code operation, and almost every .NET developer or other application developer with a GUI appreciates the intuitive user interface wizard in the system’s desktop environment applications. When it comes to mobile app development, IDE created for other systems almost obligatorily has a built-in emulator for mobile applications. You can also read about mobile app development in the article: Android app development – what tools to use?
Design, planning and management including application development in a team
Dedicated software for creating projects of IT systems, data flow or business logic can be a part or plug-in to IDE, although very often separate programs are used for this purpose. Software development with a GUI, or graphical user interface, is often based directly on the graphic design. It’s the structure, the backbone of the application, that’s why it’s so important. In large projects, team planning and management can be carried out in parallel with programming work, does not have to be and usually does not take place in the same environment. The software used is dedicated to planning, supporting team communication, knowledge management, time and productivity control, as well as error and correction management.