The complexity and rapid development of new technologies and paradigms is hardly manageable, even for motivated and innovative developers, and it is practically impossible to assess and classify them in an overall context. This observation by author Hilko Holweg, from an article published in 2019, forms one of the basic considerations for the Beyond Coding qualification network. However, this assessment is not new and was already described in 1968 under the term software crisis.
50 years later, this situation has not improved significantly. On the contrary, massive networking and increasing modularization have exacerbated the problems of budget overruns, security gaps and interoperability. At the same time, the number of new paradigms, architectural concepts, modeling approaches, and programming languages is accelerating. Even dedicated developers are often no longer able to keep track of the abundance of technologies available to them, risking not only market losses but also fundamental security vulnerabilities in their systems due to the lack of expertise.
The project is led by SBA Research. Through a balanced mix of teaching-experienced researchers and practice-experienced experts from SBA Research, the Johannes Kepler University Linz, the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and selected lecturers from the business world, a unique and comprehensive training program has been developed.