The Future of Software Development

The world of digital is constantly developing, growing, and expanding. Therefore, it is essential to keep track of how software development remains relevant in that industry and how businesses are looking to stay competitive.

The immediate future of software development is curated by a few central values: Automation, Transparency and Democratisation. As these core values become more accessible, they are lowering the cost required to explore and develop new technologies projects and lowering the entry barrier for new entrants to the industry.

Some of the most successful software companies have been following these values. By understanding their team, they have been able to use these practices to increase the speed of development, providing a competitive advantage. Here are some of the processes that have been used by these successful businesses to execute the next-level design and delivery of the product.

Feature Flagging or Feature Toggling

Feature flagging is a process that enables new code to be released slowly or be part of a “soft release”. Before Feature Flagging was brought in, software teams would push forward entire features to all users as part of a regular update. However, Feature Flagging allows for safe validation of these codes and components and reduces the risk of errors before exposing them live to customers. So you could expect a rollout of updates that are only visible to a select few people. These updates are not live in order to check them for errors; only once they have all been approved privately will they be rolled out to customers.

Microservices

Microservices architecture has been adopted by many modern networked applications. Microservice Architecture Infrastructure is a system that enables horizontal scaling and network redundancy, which will break an application into smaller chunks that work to specific business needs. However, you might not know that payments, authentication, and analytics are all forms of Microservice Architecture Infrastructure.

Functional Programming

As the digital world develops to favour high quality over poor quality, companies are getting on board producing higher quality, well designed and user empathetic programming languages that can lay a much better foundation. This creates environments with fewer bugs and much better software overall.

Formal Verification
Formal Verification is the method of proving or disproving the accuracy of algorithms in an underlying system. You could think of it as a mathematical process, like algebra. First, property specifications are provided for the algorithm implementation, and then methods like static analysis can be used to prove the implementation’s correctness. From formal Verification, we began to wonder if code could write itself.

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