Types of Software Development — Explained
Types of Software Development — Explained

If you want to hire a software development companies in UAE, you probably have a clear picture of the type of product to develop- like an app, a website, or a program. But before you start out, you need to understand what you are looking forward to.

There are many variations to software development and different types of developers come together to bring your project to reality. The following are the most prominent types of software development available. While some require a distinct style, some others overlap and can be found in a single software professionals.

1.      Frontend Development


Frontend developers operate on the part of the product that the users interact directly with. They are mostly concerned with the user interface (UI). For instance, they might develop the layout, visual aspects and interactive elements of a website or app. But their role is not similar to that of the UI/UX designer. They also resolve bugs and make sure that the UI is compatible with different browsers. They must be highly adept in programming and closely cooperate with the backend developers to make sure that the two aspects of the product is in cohesion.


2.      Backend Development

On the other hand, a backend developer works behind the scenes i.e backend. This developer develops the infrastructure that power the website, app, or program, concentrating on functionality, integration of systems and core logic. They will also tackle the complicated structure lying beneath, making sure strong performance, scalability and security.

As we noted above, the front end and backend developers work in close cooperation to build the final product.


3. Full-Stack Development

A full-stack developer works on all facets of the product, comprising both front end and back ends. A successful full-stack developer should posess strong programming skills and an array of soft skills like problem-solving and critical thinking. Finally, you and your team from Agile Software Development Company are responsible for developing a full, complete product.


4.      Desktop Development


Desktop developers solely create applications that run on a desktop operating system, like Windows, Mac or Linux. This is contrary to developers that develop applications that run on mobile, tablet or other devices.

Also, this variation of specialization was more universal in the early days of programming, in the days before mobile apps. But they still have significance in today’s landscape.

5.      Web Development


Web development is the way of building web applications. People use these apps via an internet browser on a variety of devices. This is entirely different from a mobile app, which runs on a phone or tablet and doesn’t require an internet connection to run.

Web development is a generic term comprising both front and backend development.


6.      Database Development


This should not be confused with a database administrator, who generally works with every day database upkeep and troubleshooting and implements the system, while a database developer is in charge of building the database, modifying and designing existing or new programs, and ensuring that they fulfilling the needs of the users.

Occasionally, the roles of a database administrator and developer do converge- this is based on the requirements of the client or employer.


7.      Mobile Development


A mobile developer from software companies in UAE develops applications that run natively on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and certain types of smartwatches. Generally, these professionals specialize in either iOS or Android and never both. Many Mobile Application Development Companies in Dubai prefer to work with developers who are specialized in just one.


That’s because they are most likely to be more knowledgeable about the intricacies of all forms of development than those who can handle both because the tools, frameworks and languages are usually more different.


8.      Cloud Computing


Cloud computing comprises of service, programs, and applications that execute using the cloud. This implies that they can be accessed remotely from any location, given that they have s stable internet connection and an appropriate login. They provide a number of advantages including scalability.

Some developers specialize in the development of cloud platforms which will facilitate cloud deployment and migration, as well as manage cloud services and offer regular maintenance.


9.      DevOps Engineering


DevOps is a group of practices and philosophies that are focused on the speedy, efficient and user centric delivery of software. Closely similar to agile, this style has been popular with software developers and teams around the world.


DevOps engineers collaborate with teams that practice the principles. They take part not only in the development of the product at hand but also in quality assurance (QA) testing and eventual deployment.

Developers should have expertise in an array of skills like programming, integration, scripting, QA testing and many more.

They also need to combine theory with practice to support and collaborate with the rest of the team, which may include software developers and QA professionals.

1  Security Engineering


Everyone is aware of the critical nature of security in software in this day and age. Security software developers are dedicated to making sure that the security of various technological systems. They must have profound knowledge of the methodology, practices, tools and patterns cybercriminals use for hacking so that they can prevent these attacks from taking place.


For example, Ethical hackers. They collaborate with clients to zero in and expose vulnerabilities, enabling them to resolve them before being exploited by cybercriminals. 



The above is in no way a comprehensive list of all the types of software development. However, these are still some of the important types that you should be aware of while hiring developers and development teams.