Better strategies for improving application development services

April 16, 2014

In the application development services market, it's vital for businesses to make sure they have the most efficient standards and practices in place to ensure their final products remain high-quality. To better implement new development processes, it's possible for workers and companies to develop new strategies that will heavily improve their daily needs.

Avoid repetition
WhaTech reported that one area of development where companies frequently get bogged down comes from their repetition in creating code. Many developers will often think that a mobile app is different from a web app or a desktop app. This leads to them writing the same code as many as three times. Instead, that time can be better spent using a platform that can copy that code into different formats. This allows them to free up time that would otherwise be wasted, giving them a better opportunity to improve the app itself.

Hybrid platforms are helpful
One key way to expand one app over multiple platforms is to use a hybrid development language or processor to do so. This will allow for an app to be created once, then have specific aspects of production copy and rewrite code to help it match different development languages. As a result, users can better ensure their code is working, then automatically plug it into a number of different additional formats. Doing so can allow for a heavy consolidation of work.

Focus on end purpose
When building an app, too much time can be wasted on developing it for a specific platform or for the addition of certain features. Instead, it's important to change this mentality and focus on developing a platform for long-term compatibility. Putting the user experience first in this light can make the application development process much easier on the average workers in IT jobs. While it requires a change in mentality, it will likely lead to the application itself coming out of the grinder in much better quality, allowing for a new level of connectivity with consumers.

Modular development
GigaOM added that there's soon to be another opportunity on the market for improving development. The ElasticBox recently received $9 million in capital for further development. ElasticBox aims to make development more modular. It allows workers to pick and choose what their applications will need, define different dependencies and share configurations all the same. Already used by companies like Netflix, the ElasticBox will likely make development much easier in the near future.