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.
SaaS continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to Gartner, the industry will top at £14 billion by 2015, up from £9 billion in 2012. The market is currently seeing a lot of activity as new trends rise, vendors compete for position and clients continue to shift IT strategies.
The cloud is not a new concept; in fact, it is older than most developers. It is the recent combination of high-speed computer processing, improved Internet accessibility, advances in cyber security, and cost-effective storage options that has made this idea popular across the IT industry.
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.