What INTEGER Innovation means for software development industry?
We place software development into 6 buckets:
- Applications Development Designing and coding software which is used by humans to solve a particular practical problem. For example, the developers in a company’s IT department may write a tool designed to help the sales staff manage sales data. The term “applications development” usually implies non-Web based software. The most common languages used by applications developers are Java, Visual Basic, VB.NET, and C#.
- Systems Development Designing and coding software which works behind the scenes. For example, several thousand engineers who work at Microsoft developing the Windows operating system are systems developers. A subcategory is API development, where engineers write code which is intended to be used by other developers who are writing application programs. The most common languages used by systems developers are C and C++.
- Embedded Systems Development : Designing and coding software which works on non-computer devices. For example, engineers who write programs which control the guidance systems of military devices are writing embedded systems code. The most common languages used by embedded systems developers are Assembly Languages, C, and special one-of-a-kind languages.
- Scientific Development : Designing and coding software which is primarily numerical. This type of programming is much less common than it used to be. The most common languages used by scientific programmers are C and C++.
- Test Automation : Designing and coding software which tests other software. Microsoft employs thousands of these engineers who have job title Software Design Engineer in Test, or SDET for short. The most common programming languages used by test engineers are Perl, Visual Basic, VB.NET, and C#.
How INTEGER Innovation tailors your custom software modules ?
Six benefits that can be realized by your business should you choose to utilize custom software.
- The most important benefit of custom application development is that it is tailor-made by developers to your specifications in order to best serve your business’ needs. It is not unusual for businesses to license software from a software vendor and then discover that it is simply not suitable for their business. With custom business software, you will be guaranteed that the software makes a great fit for all of your business’ requirements.
- Custom business software is more scalable than off-the-shelf software packages. Since custom software developers operate on a contractual basis, they will continue to maintain the program as your business grows in size. With off-the-shelf software, you typically run into the issue of the software either being inexpensive to purchase but not suitable for large businesses or software being able to support businesses on a large scale but very expensive to license. Custom software development meets the needs of your company while allowing your business to grow without being limited by your software.
- Custom software development can help protect your business from external threats. The majority of successful hacking attempts performed on business are as a result of hackers exploiting known software vulnerabilities in commonly-used software. Custom software will be a much less attractive target for hackers as it will require comparatively much more effort to learn how to breach the system.
- Custom application development is capable of operating with the software packages your business already uses. It is almost never the case that multiple off-the-shelf software packages interact with each other perfectly and without errors; licensing business software that is not tailor-made for the software environment your business runs on can lead to your employees’ productivity dropping as they experience continual errors and cannot effectively complete their work. Custom software development avoids this problem, as it can fit perfectly within your business’ software ecosystem.
- With custom application development, your software is maintained for as long as you require it to be. With off-the-shelf software, your business is at the mercy of the software developer you are purchasing from; if they go bankrupt or decide to no longer maintain the application, your business will be put in the position of suddenly needing to change to maintained and supported software. This can be a debilitating sudden expense for your business.
- Custom business software helps you save on hardware acquisition costs. Licensing software packages often means purchasing extra hardware to go with it in order to run it effectively. Custom software developers will tailor the program to both the vendor of your hardware and your hardware’s capabilities. This ultimately helps your business save money, as you will not need to purchase unnecessary additional hardware.