Change management in software development refers to the process of managing changes made to a software system or application throughout its lifecycle. This includes planning, tracking, testing, and deploying changes in a controlled and structured manner to ensure that the software remains reliable, secure, and maintainable.
The change management process in software development typically involves the following steps:
Effective change management in software development requires collaboration between different teams, including developers, testers, project managers, and business stakeholders. It also involves following established change management processes and using tools and technologies that support change management activities, such as version control systems, code review and cross-references analysis tools, automated testing frameworks, and deployment automation tools.
Visual Expert is directly involved in the identification of problems thanks to its features of code review, analysis of the consequences of a change, and planning of remediation operations.
By integrating Visual Expert into a continuous integration workflow, you ensure that the application deployed in production will always be stable and secure.
Visual Expert will detect errors, vulnerabilities, bugs, performance problems and violations of coding standards.
Using Visual Expert you will improve code quality to facilitate maintenance with better structured code.
Collaboration and monitoring will also be facilitated through the code review dashboard and report generation.
When you need to modify your application, it is important to know the potential consequences of the change in the source code to avoid regressions.
The static code analysis performed by Visual Expert allows you to find all references to a given item: variables, functions, objects, columns, tables, procedures, etc.
Visual Expert answers typical questions like: