Ah, the fixed price software project. Sounds great in theory... but in practice? Someone’s probably going to end up either in a fit of rage, tears, or both - whether it’s you or your developer (and possibly both of you…).
Manual testing of software is time consuming, prone to missed cases and errors, and all around a bad idea, unless you’re just starting out learning to code and need to practice writing full test suites. Selenium is a suite of tools to help automate testing software - and is used to test web apps.
MVP isn’t just an acronym for Most Valuable Player. It’s also a term used often in the software world: Minimum Viable Product. What is an MVP? Well, in a nutshell, it’s the bare bones piece of software that fits its essential purpose. For example, for a music player app, a screen with a big fat play button that plays all the songs in your Music folder. It’s a starter software to the bigger picture!
There’s plenty of software-speak that goes whooshing over the heads of most people - and even some of the heads of those programming! Two of the terms that you might hear thrown about in the world of software are microservices and web services. These are both ways of defining software products: by breaking larger software products down into manageable chunks that can talk to each other. Let’s take a closer look.
Whether it’s internal software within your organisation, an app you’ve developed for Android, or even an interactive website, every piece of software that requires user interaction can benefit from user centred design.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.