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Five tips on software development

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The CTO of a major software company identifies five key aspects that should be taken into consideration when developing software.

CA Technologies CTO Otto Berkes (pictured) had five suggestions about software development for his keynote audience at CA World '15.

Integrate design, development and operations. A multidisciplinary approach is required, and it should be focussed on delivering value to the end user.

Get something up and running quickly, and then iterate from there. "I can guarantee you will be wrong about some things," he said, so it is important to get the application in front of users so you can find out what they are. "You have to iterate, iterate, iterate," he said.

Focus on services that leverage your data. Providing suitable APIs makes it easier for developers to make use of this data, and the new CA Live API Creator greatly simplifies the creation and maintenance of data APIs.

Instrument everything. It is important to know how the whole stack is operating, and it is important to notice any problems before your customers do, Berkes said, so be sure to build instrumentation into the application from the very start of development. In addition, the data collected can help provide deep customer, business and operational insights.

Secure everything. "Security has to be baked into every aspect," he said. Yet as CA's director of API management product marketing Bill Oakes told iTWire, "People do cool things, but they don't think about security."

Disclosure: The writer attended CA World as a guest of the company

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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