Organizations now recognize the critical value of data at almost every business level. This data-first mindset has vastly increased the demand for developers and data scientists. Generally swimming in similar waters, changing currents bring the two groups together. There’s commonality between developers and data scientists: at the heart of app development are core analytics functions that data scientists have managed and applied in programming models. Traditionally, this workflow has been somewhat of a relay, with data scientists creating models to translate raw data, and passing results to the development team, which again translates the data for its app. It’s a working approach, but to build with data at a competitive pace, new tools and methods must be adopted.