Custom Software Development Myths

By David Adress
President, Bitochon Technologies

Custom software development is a time-consuming task that requires a lot of effort and thought on the part of the developer you hire. However, the process can be difficult to understand for a person not familiar with the ins and outs of custom software development. This is the reason you see business owners making mistakes when having custom software built for their business. They assume that they are helping the developer complete the job perfectly but instead they only complicate things. This usually happens because of some myths related to custom software development they believe in.
Here are some of the most common myths debunked:

More Developers = Faster Output

This is among the most common myths regarding various kinds of custom softwares. Webmasters feel that employing multiple developers for a single project will help them get it completed faster. However, this rarely comes off, if ever. On the other hand, it can lead to confusion and overlap, eventually reducing the integrity and quality of the final product. This is why it is important to discuss the time frame for the project before you hire a developer. Only if they can deliver the project on time should you hire them.

User Error = System Error

This is another common myth. As soon as one user starts experiencing errors or any glitches in the software, the business assumes there is something wrong with the software itself. However, in most cases, the error is caused by the user which is the reason why only that specific individual has been affected by it. Only if multiple users and that too at least 10% to 20% of the total personnel, experience errors with the software should you consider it a system error.

Good Software = No Bugs

Last, but not the least, webmasters assume that as soon as they have any bugs in the software, it isn’t good for use anymore. The thing is that bugs can occur in any software or program. This is the reason Google still tests its designs before making them available for public use. So, bugs will occur and will have to be dealt with in due course. So, don’t write off the software or the developer just because a few bugs occur. They can be taken care of and the software would be working fine.

These are some common custom software development myths. Keep these in mind so that you don’t make the same mistake other businesses do when getting custom software for their business.