Software first or Hardware first

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  1. band

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    I have an unsolved question in mind. We take star craft 2 and IOS5 as example, do you those developer create the software to fulfill hardware need, or they create hardware to fulfill software. Which create first? Why? Any impact to development cost?
     
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    I think those apps first. software and applications gets updated faster than hardware.. And since they found out some applications especially online games with heavy graphics aren't handled well by the hardware, these developers recommend hardware manufacturers to produce such stuff to perfectly suit the needs of these software. Just as long as it follows industry standards, manufacturing heavy duty hardware won't be an issue.

    however, some people still uses old hardware. especially those who can't afford buying new computers, so some developers provide the needs of these people. They created some operating system and programs that will work with the minimum system requirements.
     
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    It all really depends on the developer. Some developers make software for the sole purpose of specific hardware. Most developers make their software and then worry about the hardware needs later. Meaning that the hardware should be able to run the software.
     
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    Well when you are an already established game like StarCraft, WarCraft and many more, it doesn't matter if your game requires huge specs especially in terms of hardware. But if you are a newbie to the game industry, you might like to just worked with the resources. That is why people developing games should also be aware of this kind of things and be updated with the creators of new hardwares.
     
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    usually you adapt the software to the hardware. but if a hardware producer decides to launch a new product, say a new smartphone, then he also must adapt the "computing power" of that phone, in order to be able to support different apps, browsers etc
     
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    I say go hand in hand. Both software and hardware should be developed at the same time.
     
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    Actually there is very small upgrade to hardware in such cases and most of the success depends on software application development.
     
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    I agree, both of these aspects are definitely equally important in development terms.
     
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    Both are needed to everyone and both are so important on them place but at my opinion Software is first.
     
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    Hi,
    Really a very nice discussion is done by you .In the my opinion , the hardware is the first , it has the following reason-
    1- without the hardware, where we use the software.
    2- Software are used for the specific hardware .
    3- Software are used to enhance the functionality of the hardware .
    etc

    Thanking you.
     
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    Both of these are perfectly possible. It all depends on what the designers and developers are really focusing on during the development process. If the game is meant to be cutting edge and the most advanced, then they focus on the software and put hardware on their secondary concerns. Other times, it's the opposite.
     
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    Software developers traditionally refer to some of their development tasks as “hardware-dependent” or “hardware-aware,” while hardware developers also are calling some of their tasks “software-aware” or “application-driven.” Nowadays, interaction between semiconductor providers and system houses has become increasingly complex. Not so long ago it was just fine to deliver the silicon and let the system houses and their software partners develop most of the software as part of the system integration. Today, many chips no longer can be sold without their associated software. As a result of the increased importance of software, hardware development in the smart-everything application domain has become even more software-aware. Now hardware is essentially optimized to run specific operating systems and even applications.
     
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    Mainly hardware is required to do certain process.... However, firstly you have to purchase hardware in order do certain tasks. the quality of hardware equipment must be high ... After that software is required in order to do certain processing and to start work....... softwares must be compatible to the hardware.........
     
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    Software And Hardware both are most important... This is a great blog posting and very useful. I really appreciate the research you put into it...

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    I think Software And hardware both the very important thing for any developer... Without software doesn't work any applications, Games, Much more things... Same time without hardware you can not save any software or applications, games n much more... ya it's true that start from hardware.. But without software you can't do anythings further..... And some time you have to purchase hardware according to your software.. Some application, Graphics game if you want than you have to add much more hardware....So altimeter it's depend on the programer or developer... So both the important .....
     
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    Either of the two. For example if you already have a new software that is not compatible with the hardware, then you should adjust the hardware so that both will be compatible to use and same goes if the software is outdated while the hardware is the newly updated one.
     
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    It seems you are not clear about the concepts of the s/w and h/w dude. hardware can work alone without software and software alone is piece of crab without hardware. Both should compliment each other well in order to be sucessful
     

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