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The myths about Software Development

As businesses are embarking on the digitalization journey, software solutions have become a central point of all business operations. Many people have exaggerated expectations of what building software looks like and have a stereotypical view of software engineers.

The types of software-related myths are listed below:

Adding new features is easy

This cannot be any further away from reality. If you have not built the foundation to be scalable (which happens with many products where there is no need for additional features ), it is nearly impossible to make a change and add a new feature.

And even if you have considered integrating new features from the start, it still is not an easy task to do so, as you have to dig deep into the code and attach a completely new module, which might interfere with other modules and cause some errors/bugs.

A digital product should be planned realistically and in relevance. 95% of software projects fail because the architecture planning is flawed and false expectations are created.

Adding additional team members equals faster and better development

This is hardly ever the case, as the time you spend onboarding new members and the time it takes for them to adapt to this project mid-way makes it even harder to develop quality products fast. Although, there are some cases where this actually might work if planned and executed well.

A digital product should be planned realistically and in relevance. 95% of software projects fail because the architecture planning is flawed and false expectations are created.

One programming language is better than others

Developers like to praise the languages they use, so sometimes you might hear that one language is much better than others. But in reality, each language serves a specific purpose. That’s why it’s impossible to say for sure that one language is better than another. It’s similar to asking whether Italian or French is better – that might depend on the country where you’re located.

Most of the time, a single task may require knowledge of several languages. That’s why it’s better to view the programming scene as languages working together instead of competing with each other.

The release of the product equals the end of the project

Software products are like living organisms- they have their own lifecycle and are subject to changes. Besides, the reality around them is constantly evolving as well – from market and business trends to new technologies and consumer preferences. Users might demand new functionalities and improvements too.

The product still needs to be maintained, and any bugs reported by end-users need to be addressed. Software solutions require constant care from the team to ensure smooth performance.

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