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Everything you need to know to keep your software updated and ahead of the competition

Clóvis Wichoski
April 28, 2020
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Meet common solutions and see how DeepCode and mind maps are revolutionizing
maintenance and updating in the software development process.

Maintenance and updates to optimize or adjust something are tasks that are part of any software development project. They can occur after the job is delivered or even during the design of the system.

All of this must be done according to the contract, but generally it is agreed to maintain the software until the final release. In the meantime, updates can be quite recurring, especially in more complex applications.

And to act on these two fronts, the ideal is to work with standardized methods and, of course, the ones that are effective. In this article, we will show you some of the most common tips for maintaining and updating software development cycles, as well as introducing a new method that can facilitate both processes.

3 tips for software maintenance and updating

A team that works with well-defined ideas to maintain and update projects is able to increase productivity and, consequently, streamline the tasks. Three good ideas in this regard are the creation of processes and mappings, the production of versioning and automation. Let’s see a little more about them.

Do versioning

Versioning is, basically, the documentation of everything that was done in a given update during or after software development. In it, the programmer lists all the changes implemented in a document that can be very useful for recovering applications.

So, imagine that the last change brought some problem regarding something that was listed by the developer. With a well-documented versioning, we just need to restore the software to the previous version, recovering what previously worked perfectly.

Have processes and mappings

As with any job, in software development it is important to map systems and have well-defined processes. Then, all programmers will be able to streamline maintenance and facilitate it, in addition to defining specific dates for updates.

If you can, automate it

Automating is not always an easy process, but it is always very useful. After all, it guarantees much faster software development cycles — which is great and very efficient in corrective maintenance, for example.

Besides, automations can also facilitate other tasks, such as regression tests that are done to discover new problems. In them, the manual process would be very impractical in a short term, as these are tests that require a lot of effort from the professionals involved.

Mind map in software development

Briefly, the mind map serves to illustrate ideas and concepts, logically concatenating them. In it, several subjects are interconnected so that we can easily visualize all the project. This makes it much easier to plan actions and outline strategies to achieve a specific objective.

In software development, the mind map helps to visualize and understand all programming logic. From it, the programmer can subdivide each sector of the system quickly, making it more comfortable to test ideas and attributes and / or validate something.

In addition: the best of all this is that the developer can make the application in its entirety without writing a line of code. That’s because in the mind map you ‘draw’ everything you need, assembling the skeleton, and then implementing the project as software.

How does DeepCode facilitate maintenance and updates?

Mind maps in software development work on DeepCode logic. In it, the programmer does not need to work with a specific programming language. Therefore, the tools that work in this way (such as Mapperidea) allow the implementation in several languages.

Then, the developer is much more free in several aspects. For example, if it is necessary to update the software to a new platform or language, we just need to go back to the mind map and export a new code in the appropriate format. That is, the ideas remain even if the technology changes.

The same happens with layout changes, where it is not necessary to rewrite several parts of the code to update the design of any application. We just need to go to the mind map and make simple and quick changes.

This simplified process for updates follows the same logic in maintenance. Using DeepCode solutions, the programmer can easily find problems by scanning the mind map. Therefore, he will not need to analyze several lines of code until he finds what is causing an error.

DeepCode tools like Mapperideia facilitate software development from the start. After all, they avoid mistakes and simplify communication between the customer and the development team. And of course, after launching the new software on the market, any maintenance or update is much more agile with this solution.

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Clóvis Wichoski

Clóvis Wichoski

CEO Mapperidea
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