Enterprise development is a development aimed at solving some specific problems inherent in a particular business. An enterprise project can be any internal company system that is used to optimize business processes. It can be either an internal corporate desktop application or a mobile application or CRM system.
What is Enterprise Development?
Enterprise development is the custom enterprise software development according to the requirements of a specific customer (often an enterprise). It is a full-stack technology that covers areas from database design to web user interface development.
Enterprise development includes the development of business processes, UI, UX and data structures, the description of subject areas and their programming. And the most interesting thing is the creation of a product that is actually used, which brings real benefit, and all this is in front of the developer’s eyes.
Enterprise is Easy and Difficult at the Same Time
In general, enterprise projects do not have any pronounced characteristics, therefore, in colloquial speech, many developers give their definitions and classifications. Although most programmers agree with the definition that enterprise development is not about creating something new or using modern technologies, but rather it is servicing a huge system with a bunch of business logic based on time-tested technologies.
This does not mean that the entire enterprise is old technologies like Perl, PHP 5.3, Java 5. It all depends on the specific business and its development, some companies still update their code base and rewrite old programs, or rather, certain areas for new technologies. But not everyone does such things, because this is a utopia. It is not profitable for a business to spend a lot of money on “rewriting” a program if it already works and brings in money, and some programmers whine that “everything is old” and “should be rewritten”.
Historically, most enterprise projects were developed several years ago (more often even more than 10 years ago). Therefore, in most of these projects, you will not find some new and popular technologies simply because they did not exist at that time, or they were in their infancy, and the programming community was very skeptical about them. By the way, for this reason, the term legacy code can often be heard next to the term enterprise, and amazon aws consulting is gaining its popularity.
Well, since all enterprise applications are business solutions, it is worth noting that all solutions or new functionalities will be introduced into the project, starting from the business logic of the company.
Business logic is a set of rules, principles and dependencies for the behavior of different objects. Simply put, there is a set of rules due to which a programmer does exactly this and nothing else, because it is dictated by the business itself. Each business has its own business logic, and it can be either relatively light (if this can be applied to a given term) or a complicated bunch of dependencies.
At first glance, it seems that this is nothing complicated, just do as asked of you. Only when the conditional “but” exceeds a dozen, the programmer begins to understand that now it will have to read the code more than write new code.
Enterprise development is about patience. Here reading the code is much more important than writing a new one, “quickly made and in production” is inferior to a measured and methodical approach in the refinement and development of new functionality. Enterprise development is the development of solutions with the elaboration of business processes of a particular customer. Business logic is often inconsistent. Also, such development often requires the combination of various technologies in one solution.