Software Development – You Won’t Believe The 3 Hardest Parts Of It

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These days you can hardly turn your head without running into some form of software. We’ve got accounting software, music software, video editing software, and a whole host of other types as well, but software development is a team work which requires a lot of time, plan and management.

The beauty of software is that it makes everything easier for us. Tasks that used to take days or be too expensive can now be done at home on a computer. It’s certainly one of the most amazing things technology has brought the modern world.

Software Development – You Won’t Believe The 3 Hardest Parts Of It

Saying that it’s no wonder so many people are keen to software development nowadays. They know there’s a lot of money to be made, and are eager to impress. If you’re keen to develop your own software, maybe you’ll find this article helpful. In it, you’ll see the hardest parts of the development process:

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Creating A Unique Idea

Right at the beginning, you’re presented with one of the hardest parts of creating software; coming up with an original idea. As I mentioned, there is an abundance of computer software out there, not to mention all the software for other platforms. Consequently, trying to think of something that’s not already out there can be hard. So much so that most people latch onto a successful idea and just try to tweak it, so their software is better. But, even trying to think of ways to alter existing software is hard!

Testing/Test Management

Testing is definitely one of the hardest parts of developing software. As if it wasn’t already hard getting all the coding setup, you have to go ahead and test it multiple times. What’s more, you’ll be testing everything all the time. During the whole process, you’ll run hundreds, maybe even thousands, of tests. All in all, it leads to another hardship; managing your tests and keeping track of results. It can be so hard to collect all the data and keep it in one place. You can make life easier by using test management software. I think you can get something like a qTest trial to help you manage your tests. However, it won’t stop you running the tests themselves, and that will always be a gigantic pain.

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Working To Deadlines

Possibly the hardest part of software development is working to deadlines. As a developer, you almost have to give an estimated date for when your software will be ready. This is because it gives people something to latch onto and keeps them eager and interested in its arrival. However, this puts loads of pressure on you as you now feel obliged to complete the project by the estimated date. The simple fact is, working with software is so complex it’s hard to estimate when a project will be completed. So, when you set yourself a deadline, you get really stressed trying to get things done in time, it’s super hard.

 In general, developing software is a very difficult thing to do. But, if you have the skills and are keen to create your own product, bear in mind these three things that will bring you a great deal of stress!



Umashankar.N is a Computer Science Graduate ,Music Composer, blogs at
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