Software team developers – what is their place today?
Technological progress is about several processes: proliferation, making more complex, perfection of the solutions already existing, identifying completely new problems (yes – an invention of a problem is even more everlasting than invention of a solution – a problem is somehow more creative, it inspires people to come up with possible solutions and invites them to get to the bottom of things) and designing new tools. And probably much more. Where can software team developers find themselves in all that?
Answer is somehow easy. New tools, allowing new dimensions to appear, are mostly technological right now. More and more attention is paid for interfaces – theses are somehow human experiences that are being designed (but let’s not be one-sided – tools are not simply adjusted, tools which make themselves indispensable make their users adjust to them as well! So, basically, apps and smartphones might be changing people as well!).
Software team developers are there to help all other subjects – individuals, companies, brands, start-ups (like in the form if IT consulting for startups) – to enter this world. To get to the bottom of a given problem and solve it with some new technology that might be – usually at least – subsequently offered as a product.
Placing a product in the dimensions that have just been invented – like it’s the case with machine learning, artificial intelligence or internet of things – is risky and challenging. Software team developers thus a different work than years ago. Of course, the basic tool for their work is still code, but the possibilities yielded – numerous!