Working with Brillio as a Consultant for Cloud Engineering Studio. Seasoned in consulting and business development with 3.5 years of experience in delivering value to global clients across the Healthcare, Retail, and Lifesciences industries by digging into customer pain points and solving them strategically, using both business and technical acumen.
21st March, 2023
When it comes to software development, organizations have already evolved from Waterfall approaches to more modern, DevOps-based approaches.
But an even more mature approach to software development is the software factory. Becoming a software factory may be a lofty goal but it is something that companies across all industries are considering as a means to getting quality software to market sooner.
The prominent challenges of the existing ways of deploying software are:
But, to our benefit, in addition to creating a better work environment for development teams overwhelmed by high software production goals, creating a software factory also helps in:
Let’s read about the software factory concept.
Major leading technology companies like Google have set the bar in the software development process, with many updates and iterations occurring daily to fix bugs, enhance code, announce new features, and manage fluctuating scaling.
A “software factory” is an organized approach to software development that provides software design and development teams with a repeatable, well-defined path to create and update software. It results in releasing new software quickly and frequently with enhanced quality products and features, using lean code, that quickly boosts your business.
A software factory lets developers focus on higher-level technical challenges like monitoring the automated framework and enterprise data security.
The pillars of this approach are:
With these components in place, next comes automation, which is significant while creating a software development process that works much like an assembly line of software creation—hence, a software factory. Automation can apply to a number of dev practices, like continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD) and automated testing.
Typically, a software factory consists of proprietary tools, processes, and components packaged together. This package offers templates and code that you can easily arrange and process to create a program quickly—with little original code required. Of course, software engineers still must interact with the product to ensure it does what it is supposed to do and doesn’t have bugs or other issues, but when you create or update an app quicker, you have time to shift your testing left.
Why businesses encourage “software factory”?
The key drivers for a well-functioning software factory are:
Components of software factories
Software factory development lifecycle
Software Factory best practices
Follow these tips for more success, sooner, in your software factory.
In order to stay competitive, organizations are trying to deliver better solutions faster, which needs them to be more agile than ever before: a vision that calls for the integration of technology, business, and people in an empowered fashion. That is why many enterprises are switching from traditional project-based software development processes towards software factories, becoming agile by design.