Anyone involved in the development lifecycle of a software application has an interesting relationship with bugs. Bugs range in severity, from being a subtle issue that can be fixed in a flash to being the reason you haven’t slept in two days. No matter how bugs manifest themselves, they are errors that prevent a software application from performing as it should.
We are currently living through a pandemic that has defined a new normal. While businesses all over the world are transforming themselves to adapt to this new normal, the software industry globally is reaping the benefits of the season due to increased demand for technology. In Nigeria, companies are starting to look inwards for their software needs which have now led to an increase in the demand and acceptance of indigenous software. We can boldly say that Covid-19 has opened a floodgate of opportunities for the Nigerian software industry and presented a gateway to emancipate the industry from the clutches of imperialism.
As an industry, we need to pay close attention to specialization. It doesn’t benefit us to have many jacks of all trade. It is important for companies to build required competencies and mastery in niche areas to enable us to build software that will both address the needs of these industries and compete favorably with international software solutions. If Health-tech is your focus, stay there, if financial technology is your focus stay there.
Adherence to Software Development Standards:
To produce quality software applications that can compete internationally, we need to take standards seriously. Software companies should follow the software development lifecycle and have all their documentation in place. They must have a proper support structure and a continuous investment in R&D to improve their products. I propose that a body like the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria…