Software Development: 6 Resolutions for 2013 From Perforce
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Facebook leads its industry because it delivers improvements to its site daily. Replicating this strategy is recommended, and easier to do now that the software tool stack can match that velocity. Even if companies are not building a software as a service (SaaS) offering, products can still rapidly evolve internally without being formally released to customers. Harnessing the ability to deliver enhancements quickly will buy companies a considerable competitive advantage in their respective sectors. Added bonus: Nothing makes developers happier than seeing their code show up as live improvements in the product.
Perforce Software recently released six resolutions for software development organizations to consider when managing their development environments. The resolutions encourage companies to maintain well-organized code bases and development processes to foster their growth. "The new year is an ideal time for every organization to take an inventory of what is working well and find ways to improve—and there's no better place to start than at the very foundation of the code," said Randy DeFauw, technical marketing manager at Perforce. "In my experience with our customers, employing these software practices not only results in fewer issues down the road, but a more manageable code base." Perforce's solutions are aimed at small companies and startups to offer them enterprise-class software version management. The Perforce product family—including the new Git Fusion solution for Git repositories—is available at no cost for up to 20 users or workspaces. Perforce also is available at no cost for open-source projects and educational institutions. Perforce Software enables teams to version everything and to work in concert. This slide show takes a look at the company's six resolutions for better software development in 2013.