Modern Software Development Practices
Modern software development practices or the future of software development is characterised by automation, transparency, and democratisation. These trends will help software companies in London to lower costs and even non-technical people will be able to enter the software development world.
These practices have been accepted and adopted by top software development agencies. Understanding and leveraging these practices to speed up development and reduce costs is a huge competitive advantage for us at Systango.
Feature flagging or feature toggling
This is a practice used by top software development companies in London to enable ‘soft releases’ of new code. Earlier, teams would push entire features out to all production users as part of a regular code release. Feature flagging reduces the risk in deployments by doing safe validation of features in the production environment before releasing it live.
Microservices Architecture Infrastructure is a distributed network architecture that enables scaling and network redundancy. In a microservice implementation, we break an application into separate deployments that correspond to different business needs like payments, authentication, and analytics.
Continuous integration and continuous delivery
Continuous integration and Continuous development, are all about automation. CI/CD puts helps developers push new code and features that can be automatically deployed to production environments. Before CI/CD became a norm, merging and deploying code was a very tiring process. CI/CD also takes into consideration version control systems, automated tests, and monitoring tools.
As a leading software development agency, we are now using outcome-driven development as a workflow to encourage rapid, lightweight software development. ODD is all about goals, ownership, and meeting that goal.
Containerization is another emerging trend that automates hosting and deployment responsibilities in DevOps. Containerization allowed developers to understand how their application would behave on different machines. Any movement of application between cloud or hosting providers was risky. Now, development teams can package complete system-level dependency stacks into a portable container which can then be initialized on any other machine.
Serverless-functions as a Service
Cloud-hosted infrastructure has eased a lot of very difficult tasks of deployment. This new hosting paradigm allows us to directly upload and execute individual code functions.
Systango is a web and mobile development company headquartered in London. We are one of the leading software companies in UK taking a lead by leveraging modern software development practices for your business.