Designing Development Support Infrastructures (Part 5 of 5): Decentralized Development Strategies: Providing Development Support for End-User Developers
DDS applications consist mostly of the following:
- Word processing macros
- Automated word processing templates
- Automated spreadsheet tools
- Localized database applications
- Localized web content development
- Localized Visual Basic applications
The problem with localized applications is application deployment and installation. Since most deployment infrastructures are centrally controlled and are often inaccessible to local developers, decentralized deployment strategies must be put in place.
In addition, since the system is locked, installation of local application enhancements is not allowed by default. IT must make allowances for decentralized installation of products that conform to standards.