AI for Software Development and IT Operations

Software Development

A new arsenal of tools is available to software development teams. From AI pair programmers that auto-complete lines of code as you type, to chatbot assistants that can suggest novel approaches, to role-specific AI agents that autonomously complete multistage dev-and-test tasks through natural language instructions, these tools allow developers to spend more time on creative tasks.

To reap the benefit of these leaps in AI for software development, enterprises need to facilitate access to these tools while applying appropriate controls for security, transparency, and cost management. Use cases include:

  • Code Generation and Testing: Generate new code (from snippets to whole applications) and design and execute tests via natural language commands.
  • Automated Code Documentation Generation: Accelerate the creation of code comments, API descriptions, prose descriptions of code, guides, manuals, and other documentation produced as part of software development.
  • Developer Onboarding: Decrease time for developers to onboard to unfamiliar frameworks, platforms, or products; expedite knowledge transfer.

IT Operations

AI-driven automation accelerates and scales IT operations through autonomous agents to empower operations teams and deliver predictive insights for infrastructure management. Autonomous agents augment teams by reducing manual workloads, aiding in analysis of unstructured data, and acting swiftly to resolve issues. By predicting and identifying issues before they become incidents, AI-derived insights combined with automation reduce the time spent on troubleshooting and minimize the effects of human error. Through analyzing historical data and detecting patterns, teams can proactively address maintenance, avoid potential problems, and reduce downtime.

From writing security documentation to generating architecture diagrams, AI can fundamentally enhance how organizations execute IT operations. Intelligent automation improves infrastructure management by generating insights into resource allocation, capacity planning, and workload optimization. This enhanced visibility increases situational awareness by predicting and mitigating bottlenecks, optimizing the allocation of resources, and accelerating troubleshooting. Combining AI and automation with deep mission expertise, Booz Allen helps organizations unlock the transformative potential of autonomous agents to drive both customer and employee experience and empower teams to increase their impact.

Application Modernization

Legacy code, often written in outdated programming languages, presents significant challenges for modern software development teams. Agencies spend significant time and resources maintaining and securing such systems so that they remain capable of meeting mission demands. LLM-based applications, AI agents, and other emerging tools can be accelerators in modernizing legacy applications and systems—resulting in reduced technical debt and mission risk.

  • Code Explanation and Business Logic Extraction: Create clear explanations of code functionality, business logic, and integration points; improve codebase understanding and maintainability.
  • Pseudocode Generation: Translate business logic and code explanations into new “pseudocode” as an intermediate step toward full code translation to a target modern language.
  • Application Refactoring: Leverage AI agents to analyze and convert legacy applications into modern architectures written in modern languages.

BrightLabs blends expertise in next-gen infrastructure and digital technologies to prototype integrated solutions.

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