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What Makes Good Software? 4 Characteristics to Look Out For

What Makes Good Software? 4 Characteristics to Look Out For

June 12, 2014
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Whether you plan on building a web application from scratch, or building on an existing site or application, putting out truly good software will take careful planning and communication guarantees a great application that is easy to maintain and expound upon.

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1. Scalable & Dynamic – After requirements analysis has been performed and implementation begins, there are many hours that go by before software launches and goes live. Best-case scenario, the application is everything that you need and more, but what about the hurdles that the developers went through as the stakeholders requested new functionalities through the phases? Keeping code scalable makes for eager anticipation of implementation of new functionalities while lack of standardization and governance can adversely affect the performance and cost efficiency of your IT architecture. Working with code that’s been slapped on top of other code does not last, but with Ayoka, our code methodologies and high standards help the code itself to last and thrive long after it has been launched because our software is built with extensibility as a priority.

2. Testable & Debuggable – As described above, software goes through many phases and testing is a big one, but as stakeholders make requests for more functionality as the project goes along some valuable software documentation and testing are missing in an attempt to complete the requirements by launch date. How did that throw off the scope of the project and its cost to the stakeholders involved? Ayoka’s custom enterprise architecture and technology services utilize open source applications whenever possible to help contain costs and maximize flexibility. We employ proven, development disciplines that integrate with legacy infrastructures and provide scalability with emerging technologies.

3. Secure & Reliable– Was your application built with security as a priority?  Adding mobility by building mobile applications for your enterprise will empower your company with the tools and information that will enable you to ultimately be more accessible and successful. Maintaining database security and your user’s confidential information should be the highest priority and managed with levels of authentication and permissions.

4. Functional & Usable – After the launch of your new application, do your users understand how to utilize and get the most out of your software? How about your employees? The user interface of your application should be intuitive and catered to your user. Does your software need to be ready to be integrated with other software services? Application integration services will allow your enterprise to 1) update existing or legacy applications to “talk” to other applications, 2) integrate web-based features into older desktop applications and 3) collaborate with Ayoka’s application integration services team to synchronize your business processes with technology making your organization more competitive and responsive to change. Aside from that, your software should have the ability to do its job without fail. With the requirements documents as a valuable tool coupled with communication, developers and stakeholders can work together and stay on the same page from the beginning of production through launch.

Keeping these characteristics in mind will help your company’s web application to be trusted and embraced by users. At Ayoka, we offer diverse industry experience in custom application development, bringing ideas from different fields that can be tailored to your exact needs. We examine open source alternatives to lower your cost of ownership while offering scalability to accommodate growth and facilitate emerging technologies. Give us a call for a free quote today!

3. Security & Reliability – Was your application built with security as a priority?  Adding mobility by building mobile applications for your enterprise will empower your company with the tools and information that will enable you to ultimately be more accessible and successful. Maintaining database security and your user’s confidential information should be the highest priority and managed with levels of authentication and permissions.

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