Software development is one of the most requested tasks by companies today. We live in a technological world, where all processes, from purchases to legal procedures, are carried out through an application or web page, so all companies and the like must have an internet presence.
IBM defines software development as “a set of computing activities devoted to the process of creating, designing, implementing, and supporting software. The software itself is the set of instructions or programs that tell a computer what to do. It is hardware independent and makes computers programmable.”
When the project is ready, it must be delivered to the client for a first test and subsequent approval. This precise process is known as software delivery, one of the most important in the overall creation of an application or website.
“Software delivery is the entire process of bringing a software product to customers, from conceptualization, through development, to purchasing and installing the product license. In most cases, the term refers to the beginning of the process, that is, the series of steps that the different teams in the company follow to prepare the software for its implementation in the client. In some cases, the term refers to how the customer accesses the product.” they explain on the Thales portal.
In the specialized portal Medium, they listed a series of tools and libraries that are the most important for software development. We'll walk you through the first five so you have an idea of which ones to learn.
On its website, Git is defined as "a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency."
Both Git and GitHub are essential in the development process of every developer to have a hosting place where they can test their applications and websites. It is the most important tool a software developer can have at hand, so having the knowledge to handle it is essential.
Is it a tool or a programming language? SQL is both and is an essential part of any creative process and fundamental within the knowledge of a software developer. On the TechTarget portal, they define it as "a standardized programming language used to manage relational databases and perform various operations on the data they contain."
A software developer uses a database for everything, so learning this language is essential. Apart from its main use, it also works well for writing data integration scripts and for setting up and running analytic queries.
One of the most used programming languages in recent years and whose popularity falls on its versatility. From software developers to executives, doctors, or anyone who needs to automate processes in their field of work, turn to this language to do so.
Python has several modules that allow you to do anything possible, from accessing system files, and developing web applications to machine learning. It also has a fairly simple and easy-to-use syntax, ideal for people who are starting out in software development.
On their official website, they define Docker as “an open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications. It allows your users to separate their applications from their infrastructure so they can quickly deliver software. They can also manage their infrastructure the same way they manage their applications."
This makes Docker a safe environment for any software developer, as it allows them to test their code, run it, and see what mistakes they made and correct them before presenting the project to their clients.