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3 Keys to Successfully Managing Programming Language Diversity

Published: 13 April 2018

ID: G00352405

Analyst(s): Mark Driver , William Clark

Summary

To tackle next-generation IT challenges, application development organizations have to deal with the increase in demand for software development, and the variety of programming languages and frameworks available. Application leaders must balance diversity and consolidation to optimize long-term ROI.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Manage Language Portfolios Investments as Long-Term, Strategic Commitments
  • Emphasize Generalist Programmer Skills Over (But Not to the Complete Exclusion of) Specialized Roles
    • There Is No Going Back
  • Manage Programmer Skill Sets Between Broad and Shallow Versus Deep and Narrow
  • Balance Short and Long-Term Commitments

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