Software applications are developed for multiple purposes by firms from different industries in the private and government sectors. Organizations build software applications to perform a variety of tasks that can escalate users' experience related to productivity, efficiency, and communication. A not-so-visible fact is that enterprise software app development is only a minor portion of the entire process. Post development, a software development company must ensure that it achieves all requirements of the targeted users.
Custom software applications are now developed and commonly used by companies in the private as well as public sectors. However, technology keeps advancing every day and several newer versions of an app along with enhancements are released regularly. Moreover, there could be a necessity for fixing errors and gaps in a software system. This is to ensure the longevity of a software’s life as well as its relevance. An outdated software system becomes a liability and unnecessary expenditure.
Software development has become a crucial aspect of any business today. This is because a software application can become a company's unique identity and helps it become more competitive. But for this, a software application must be perfect; that is free from any errors, problems in performance, and lack of responsiveness, among others. There can also be errors of functionality and design in the final code.
Recent advancements of technology like AI and Machine Learning have widened the surface area of software testing. The testing surface of an application refers to the collective area surrounded by the public properties, methods and developers of that application (its Application Programming Interface, or API). It needs to be considered that Software Testing is a crucial step in the development process though it may not be receive much exposure.
A software development cycle is an organized structure with various phases such as requirement gathering, design, implementation, and testing among others. The process can be lengthy, requiring the allotment of long durations of time as well as plenty of resources. This is especially evident in the software testing phase which verifies if the raw version of the software matches original requirements and if it serves the intended purpose. Yet the length and additional investment required for this phase may not make sense from a commercial perspective.
Software Applications are not new. They are developed for businesses of different industries, government agencies and professional individuals across Florida. But developing an enterprise software application is only a small fragment of the entire process. The usage of the software and its perfect functioning by the target users as well as every other stakeholder needs to be perfect. This is the divider between the success and failure of an application. And, the presence of malicious elements such as bugs, malfunctions along with the invitation to hacking-elements widen this divider.