A short review of Global Software Development (GSD) and latest software development trends

Rehan Akbar, Sohail Safdar

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Abstract

Global Software Development (GSD) has made revolutionary changes in the conventional software development practices. Conventional software market has entered into a new era of smart handheld devices, operating systems like iOS and android, mobile applications, games, and social networking applications. The meanings and building blocks of utility software, operating systems and computers systems have been completely changed. A number of modern and latest tools and technologies are available in the market. Software development has been faster as ever before and market is flooded with uncountable software applications. In such circumstances, traditional approaches of software development are unable to meet the requirements of these latest trends in the IT industry. Consequently, agile methodologies which are designed for conventional software development have rapidly replaced the traditional approaches of software development. The legacy design of agile processes needs to modify to make them suitable for latest trends in software development. This paper discusses these trends in context of GSD and emphasizes on the need of tailoring existing agile processes to face the latest software development trends.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationI4CT 2015 - 2015 2nd International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, Art Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages314-317
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979523
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015
Event2nd International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, I4CT 2015 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 21 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology, I4CT 2015
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period21/04/1523/04/15

Keywords

  • Agile
  • Conventional software
  • GSD
  • Process tailoring
  • Trends

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