The overall software development panorama is changing, and these changes involve mostly a shift in previously blindly accepted paradigms and role delimitation. Today, the development of websites and apps has turned into a user-responsive framework recently called Shift Left, giving way to the establishment of cross-functional teams made up of members that specialize in different fields (code, design, architecture, script, testing) but that are exhorted to work interdependently and in a collaborative way with every other member and department.
The agile testing methodology has made a very important milestone in the software development field, and it deserves to be called a pioneer in this Shift Left approach to software. This new paradigm focuses strongly on making sure that quality-related activities take place early in the software development life cycle, meaning that agile testing begins as early as possible in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
The waterfall paradigm is now obsolete, as many developing teams are turning to methodologies like agile testing to build up better software. Some say “yes!” while some others say “no” and prefer to stay with traditional models. But agile is an undeniably a major change and a catalyzer in the world of software development.
Software startups today use a plethora of project management tools, and not all of them are created equal. Regardless of which one has the most bells and whistles, the shiniest marketing site, or employs the most rabid of sales representatives and evangelists, there is one value that I hold in higher regard than any other: longevity.
In any STEM discipline, a core part of an engineer’s daily work is to run sanity checks. As per that old adage, “A good programmer is one who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.” Sanity checks are rendered somewhat less sane when a single point of truth can’t be established.
JIRA is a great project and issue and tracking tool for software teams to keep ahead of their busy roadmaps. Across the years with new advancements in technology, project management and other areas of time management, JIRA has become a powerhouse for many digital project manager to keep a track of their overall projects and team members. If you’re using JIRA project management for your business, and you want to get the most out of it, the following is a guide for you.