Is Software Development Difficult?

Software development is difficult, why is that? If you are wondering “is software development right for me”, “is software development a good career”, or if a software development career is an easy one it probably depends on how you think…

Is Software Development Difficult?

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Software development is difficult, why is that? If you are wondering “is software development right for me”, “is software development a good career”, or if a software development career is an easy one it probably depends on how you think about problems. You don’t need to be a genius to be good at software development, but software development is never easy and there are some big traps for the unwary. So if you are a junior developer just starting out, or an experienced software engineer fighting to do a great job, what is it that makes software development difficult, and what kinds of things can we do to exert some control and manage the genuine complexity at the heart of what we do.

In this episode, Dave Farley, author of the book “Continuous Delivery” explores the complexity at the heart of our discipline. What are the times when we should really pay attention and move forward carefully? What often stops big organisations from being able to move quickly and produce high-quality work? What is it about software that makes it so difficult to do well?

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