Dealing With a Development Deficit

Posted on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 1:32 pm by shauli

Software, in some respect or another, has taken over the world. Practically every industry has been infiltrated by software technology and the demand isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Software is becoming relevant to the entire planet, and people on other sides of the globe can access the same program, app, or information at the same time. The problem with this growth is that the number of exceptional developers is dwindling. Basically, we are running low on developers. Because of this, money is being spent specifically on development technologies and to be able to support the workload of development with too few specialists in the field.

So, what are we going to do about this predicament? An obvious first step is to really promote development education and careers in development at technical schools. Companies that can afford it may consider continuing education for their employees, so that they can stay one step ahead of the curve. In the meantime though, your company can do other things to get around the dilemma of too few developers, especially if you are short a few employees and those that do work for you feel bogged down with a ton of coding.

Work smarter, not harder

You want your developers to work effectively, and this can be done by reducing the amount of code and instead finding more efficient ways to develop software. Also, focus on improving productivity through innovative ideas and critical thinking. One company, Meteor, decreased the original code written and focused on abstracting the network layer for code that can be written more easily. Security is a huge factor as well and can cripple a software company. Always be monitoring the system for bugs.

By improving the work flow, the developers that work for your company will be able to create and produce features faster and easier. New creative tools can automatically do tasks that before would take hours to complete. Your company will benefit from this and your coders will thank you!

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