What does it take to bring a software idea to life? Lots of skilled development work. The initial idea is vital, but as Thomas Edison once said, "Two percent is genius, and ninety-eight percent is hard work." Someone devises an idea, such as blockchains, augmented reality, the World Wide Web, or social networks. Turning it into a deliverable product takes the work of designers, software developers, and testers. Lots of work.