In Scene 2, we became capable of developing web applications using frameworks. Although we have progressed to this point by developing as a single developer, realistically, development is more often conducted as a team.
With team-based development, there are many things you can achieve and experience that you will not able to while developing alone. A couple of examples of this could be helping each other using the skills and areas of expertise that each developer has, being able to take a shot at even larger scale development projects, and so on. Let's take a look at what skills we need for team-based development.
Visualizing the Actual Development Process
In team-based development, there is a necessity to work collaboratively and share the development steps with one another. To be able to really develop an application as a team in earnest, take some time first to learn about development flow.
Planning for Development
Specification and Design
If what kind of application you are going to make and how it is going to be made isn't clear conceptually, developing as a team may become disorienting during the process. Before starting development on an application, it's helpful to decide on a plan for a detailed method of implementation and the specifications of your development goals.
Sharing the Code with the Team Using Version Control Systems
Once the method of specifications and design of what you want to make is clear, actual development as a team can start. It's necessary to share code when utilizing team-based development. Let's learn about the tool used for doing this, Git.
Creating High Quality, Low Bug Code
For an application to operate with stability, it is absolutely essential that the code is of high quality with as few bugs as possible. When you create new code, be sure to implement a test every time to check this new portion of code. To be able to develop a high quality application as a team, it is very important to establish the habit of also implementing a test on code that you have fixed or edited, not just new code.
Improving the Code for Smooth Development
It's necessary to constantly tweak and improve as needed on code and designs that may have become complicated throughout the development process in order to keep being able to add on new functions and other features. By refactoring, you can maintain an environment for keeping code easy to read, simple to fix and edit, and easy to always find bugs!