Feeding The Flame Of The Collaborative Development Revolution

Steven J Vaughan-Nichols | Smart Bear | May 22, 2014

Agile, open source, the cloud, and DevOps have all led to a world where everyone should be involved in programming. Yes, everyone.

Once upon a time there were users and there were IT and never the twain would meet… except to do battle over tech support lines. Also in a galaxy far, far away there were developers and there were operators, and the only communications between them was brickbat thrown over the wall between the lab and operations.

That was then. This is now.

Sure, you can still have snarling fits between IT and the rest of the company. And yes, you can still have programmers and production fighting like cats and dogs. You can also still run Windows XP, write your documentation in XyWrite, and use waterfall for your programming teams.

It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, people. These days, thanks to the intersection of four technology trends – Agile, open source, the cloud and the rise of DevOps – everyone can get involved in programming. And, you know what? Everyone should...