Developer Tools and Application Lifecycle Management


“Constant attention to technical excellence and design quality increases the flexibility of the project.” Agile Manifesto



The effectiveness and quality of development depend on a number of factors:

  • individual productivity of developers;
  • stability of the release;
  • speed of adaptation to changing conditions and flexibility of the project; use of remote resources;
  • the level and methods of interaction between the client and the developers.

Without a doubt, an integral part of the release of a successful software product is the competent organization of the workflow. Project management tools are designed to help solve such problems.

Modern software development methodology involves dividing a project (or some part of it, for example, another iteration of the project) into stages at which specialists who play certain roles in the project perform various actions and produce component parts of the project.

In general, any Project is based on three pillars: requirements management, development and testing. It’s all on the big turtle – on the planning.

The start of the Project begins with the formulation of the problem and the creation of the solution architecture. The most popular tool at this stage is Atlassian software tools. In particular, Atlassian Confluence. This is a convenient tool for managing a large amount of information, allows you to create pages with formatted text and jointly edit it. For each document, a history of changes is kept, a comment system is provided for discussion. Pages can be organized hierarchically, grouping, for example, by functional areas of the project, by milestones, and so on.

Design solutions are detailed on specifications, tasks are introduced in Atlassian Jira. Links to development tasks are placed in project documents in Atlassian Confluence, due to the fact that Confluence and Jira are integrated, when you open the design solution, you can always see in what state the tasks are.

The next step is to work directly with the code, relying on the programming language chosen during the preparation process. Depending on the tasks, popular development environments are Allround Automations and Jet Brains.

At the development stage of the application, modeling tools are also used, especially when they can not only generate code in various programming languages, but also support reverse engineering, creating a class diagram based on the finished application or allowing you to synchronously edit both the code and the model. The function of synchronous code and model changes greatly simplifies many of the processes that accompany the actual development, so if there is a choice of tools, then you should pay attention to its support. An indispensable assistant here will be the software of manufacturers Portswigger or Araxis.

An important factor in achieving a high-quality development result is testing, especially automatic and version control.


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