Why do best practices in software development matter? What are those practices in the first place? This video presents 10 key best practices for quality software development, explains why they are important to how you develop software, and shows how each practice relates to each other and the big picture of software development. You’ll learn how to set software development goals and metrics, how to determine if your software is "done", and more in this theory and practice course that uses running software examples to illustrate how these best practices are deployed in real life.
Master the practices serious professionals use to create quality software
Learn about version control and how to keep track of code versions and branches
Understand the need for separate development, test, acceptance, and production environments
Review the importance of continuous testing and explore the different types of tests
Discover why you should automate deployment and when to use 3rd party code
Understand the need for documentation and how to make sure you have "just enough"
Learn to standardize the development process and enforce code quality standards
An all-round expert in software engineering and software quality, Zeeger Lubsen has worked for the past eight years as a consultant with the Netherlands based Software Improvement Group. A former developer for Octavalent and EXS Data Systems, Zeeger is a Professional Scrum Master who holds a Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the Delft University of Technology.
An all-round expert in software engineering and software quality, Zeeger Lubsen started as consultant with SIG in 2008. Having worked as a web developer during his MSc-study at Delft University of Technology he found great revelation in learning about how to build high-quality software. In his role as consultant he now helps both non-technical managers and development teams to understand and grasp software. He finds that developing software is a creative and cultural activity, but also one that needs clear and objective guardrails to achieve realistic goals.
Gijs Wijnholds joined the Software Improvement Group in 2015 as a software quality consultant in public administration. He helps clients get in control of their software projects by advising them on development processes and translating technical risks into strategic decisions. Gijs holds a BSc in AI from Utrecht University and a MSc degree in Logic from University of Amsterdam. He is an expert on Haskell and mathematical linguistics.