Developing good systems in software development has been a struggle since the beginning. It was after the recent massive development of the social web that it became possible to develop systems that could be used by millions of web users. The credit for these groundbreaking achievements goes to the software engineers who have been able to create systems of great sophistication and complexity.
When the latest programming languages, agile methodologies and libraries come together, it becomes possible to create better applications, even if only a few highly knowledgeable and dedicated engineers work on the projects. Besides the focus on the use of agile methodologies and the dedication of a smaller group of engineers, domain knowledge is expected to play an important role in future software development methodologies.
Software developers have come to realize that importance of domain knowledge. It helps them understand if they are doing the right thing or not. In fact, domain knowledge has long remained a big challenge for software developers, and some would not spend the necessary time to study their business domain.
With the development of improved software with time, the programming languages have also evolved. While C was great at one time, it was replaced by C followed by Java. Python, currently the language of choice of many institutions for teaching programming, and PHP had overtaken Perl. Then came the programming language, Ruby that featured a more organic method of expressing code.
The focus is more on agile software development methodologies because the software systems developed using this method are more adaptable and evolved. Similar to organic life forms, systems can be regularly modified to adapt to ever-changing requirements. There is no denying how agile methodologies have affected the way developers look at developing applications today – with the element of continuity and dynamism. The future of software development thus lies with more flexibility.