1. Understand the Problem
Before starting to code, it is important to understand the problem and the requirements. This will give you and Rodller an idea of the scope of the project and how much time and effort it will take to complete it. Once the problem and requirements are understood, it is important to break the project into small, manageable tasks. This will help the stakeholders to focus on one task at a time and avoid becoming overwhelmed. Next, it is important to research any existing solutions that may be applicable to the project. This will help you save time and avoid reinventing the wheel. Before coding, it is also important to plan out the structure of the code. This will help ensure that the code is organized, efficient, and easy to read and maintain. Finally, it is important to test the code as you go to ensure that it is working as expected. This will help you catch and fix any errors quickly and avoid costly mistakes. The short version for this process component is scoping.
2. Design the solution with UX/UI
It is important to design the application before writing code. This should include the architecture, database design, user interface, etc. This will help to ensure that the application is easy to use and maintain. The design thinking part at this stage is considered critical to avoid problems later on.
3. Development and Coding
Once the design has been completed, the development process begins. This includes writing the code, testing the code, and fixing any bugs or errors. This step is important to ensure that the application runs correctly and meets the requirements set forth in the design. At Rodller, the entire Application Development process beholds 3 key ingredients being Testing, Deployment, and Maintenance.
Testing: Once the application has been developed, it is important to test it to make sure that it functions correctly. Rodller may include unit testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing. This is to make sure that the application meets the design requirements and works as expected.
Deployment: After the application has been tested, it is ready to be deployed. This includes setting up the application on the appropriate server, setting up the necessary databases, and configuring the application. Once this is done, the application is ready to be used.
Maintenance: After the application has been deployed, it is important to maintain it. This includes monitoring the application for errors, updating the code as needed, and making sure that the application is secure. This is important to ensure that the application continues to run smoothly and meets the requirements set forth in the design.
4. Test Early and Often
Application testing is the process of testing a software application to ensure it meets the desired requirements of the customer. It is usually done by a software tester and involves a variety of different tests including functional, performance, security, usability, and compatibility testing. Application testing is an important step in the software development life cycle as it helps to ensure the software is working as intended and meets the customer’s needs. Application testing should be conducted prior to the software being deployed to ensure the software is free from bugs and other issues. Testing early and often will help to identify any potential problems before they become major issues. This will save time and money in the long run.
5. Use the Right Tools
Using the right tools for the job is essential in application development. Choosing the wrong tools or technologies can lead to a lot of wasted time and effort. Make sure you are properly guided in your choice of tools.
Proper documentation is important to ensure that the application is well understood and can be maintained. This includes user documentation, design documents, and code comments.
Technical Documentation: This document should include all technical details of the application. At Rodller we include a detailed description of the application architecture, design, technology stack, system requirements, and other technical aspects of the application.
User Manuals: This document should provide step-by-step instructions for users to use the application. Rodller provides details about how to navigate the application, how to use its features, and should also provide troubleshooting tips for common issues.
Installation Guides: This document should provide detailed instructions for installing the application. At Rodller we recommend all steps for setting up the application environment, configuring the application settings, and any other steps for successful application installation.
System Administration Guides: This document should provide detailed instructions for system administrators to maintain the application. It should include the steps for setting up the system environment, configuring the application settings, and any other steps for successful application maintenance.
Release Notes: Rodller recommends providing a detailed list of all changes made to the application in each release. It should include information on any new features added, any known issues, and any other changes that could affect the user’s experience. Last but not least, implement processes and accountability around Test Scripts.
Rodller (www.rodller.com) provides Digital Marketing, Fundraising, and Application Development Services. With offices in Singapore and France, we serve both Startups and Fortune 2000 firms. We use a next-generation Portal to combine the use cases of Digital Marketing, Fundraising, and Application Development in tangible processes.
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