Certain software companies with familiar faces are a staple in the development software space. Companies such as Microsoft, Apple, HP and The Apache Foundation are featured in multiple development software categories. Benefits of using a single company's products include easier integrations, fluidity moving between different development cycles, and an overall easier learning curve due to familiarities with the user experience.
What this means for software providers: The development lifecycle requires many types of software. Software companies can create brand advocates by providing high-performing software and creating easy integration features between their products.
What this means for software buyers: Developers frequently look for products with easy integration features, or a suite of products, to help cut down on development cost and help ease moving through the phases of development. Frequently like-branded products provide the most simple and seamless functionality between products.
With each passing day, the expected pace of development increases. With more access, more tools and more knowledge sharing, project managers expect delivery of more impressive work in less time. To meet these expectations, developers have come to rely on a variety of tools that save time, allow them to track changes, and collaborate on projects. But which ones should you choose?
G2 Crowd recently released a bundle of reports around seven categories of software development products. A variety of data trends were uncovered using real user insights. In this slideshow, Levi Olmstead and Jaclyn Rose, G2 Crowd, have identified five trends to consider when starting the process of buying development software.