Web development frameworks … not all created equal

Author:   A.C. Cristiaan|

Web development frameworks … not all created equal


A Software as a Service (SaaS) agile framework affords the ability to build robust platforms ─ if guided correctly ─ can become a transformational manufacturing phenomenon for your organization.  A well developed framework allows a company to develop a world class corporate enterprise-wide ecosystem. So why would one want to implement such a behemoth?  There are several significant reasons.   


Benefits:

  • Standardization ─ IT software engineers like to develop within environments that yield predictable outcomes, and a level of certainty that comes with pre-planned constraints. This enables engineering teams to adheres to a standardized set of programming practices and design patterns.

  • Speed ─ a team can quickly take advantage of a pre-configured and tested body of code as it’s core, resulting in dramatically faster times to production.

  • Derivative ─ increase the assurance that the derivative work is reliably built on a strong foundation.  Goals ─ you can build upon its core functionality without departing from its principles ─ both from technical and business philosophical vantage points.

  • Upgrades ─ ability to push or extend improved behaviors and workflows and are delivered seamlessly to end users.

  • App proliferation ─ allows for the ability to build applications rapidly with extended behavior.

Disadvantages:

  • Hard to do ─ unless you know an organization with the technical prowess , it is very difficult to create and extremely time consuming.

  • Expensive ─ because it is time consuming, it is a costly proposition.

  • Guidance ─ without the proper oversight and vision, the time, money and energy spent will be wasted.


Follow subsequent posts where I’ll explore a product versus a platform including the concept of tech ecosystems in greater depth.

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