The Secret of Engineering Software & Hardware for The Long Term
Manufacturing or engineering software shares the same productivity goals and techniques of manufacturing hardware. Keeping in mind the long-lasting and evolving nature of successful software vis-à-vis the comparatively short lifecycle of successful computer hardware has led to different development processes.
Taking cues from the industry's hardware development trends, the Waterfall lifecycle is best suited for accurately defined and gradually transforming hardware and software offerings. So considering the above, the Agile lifecycle is the top notch option in this rapidly changing nature of Software as a Service or SaaS delivered via Cloud Computing. Adhering to such a software development methodology increases the dependability of your software, makes it more customer friendly, durable or long-lasting, and is also considered as a better practice by your industry peers. The figure above translates this important relationship between SaaS on Cloud Computing, Highly Productive Frameworks and Tools, and Agile Development. SaaS on Cloud Computing is coherent with Highly Productive Frameworks that exposes design patterns which in turn helps SaaS. The Agile Development model involves continuous evolution on the go in tandem with customer needs and various requirements. The concept of SaaS on Clouding Computing enables the user or customer to incorporate the latest version immediately into his business practices, thereby reducing feedback time. Whereas the Highly Productive Frameworks and Tools is designed to support Agile development by removing obstacles while practicing the methodology.
In a nutshell, one can call them the terrific trio of SaaS on Cloud Computing, Highly Productive Frameworks and Tools, and Agile Development based upon which can lay the foundation for trusted, dependable and long-lasting Software as a Service. In a way it replicates the innovative nature of the Netsuite community, where new important tools are consistently developed to improve productivity