Software development is becoming a necessary thing more than ever and with the passing time it will accelerate its worth even more. In this era of technological advancements where we are becoming more and more dependent on technologies, software has become all the more important for us. Every appliance and gadget asks for software. This is the basic thing that breathes life into a machine. So it is needless to mention that developing any software calls for sheer intelligence and accuracy as it depends upon the software how good a gadget or program or appliance will work on.
When it comes to software development solutions, most of the companies follow a well organized step by step process which is also known as "software development life cycle". In this life cycle various steps are included naming planning, analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance. In this article we will discuss each of the steps in brief. Software developers in India follow each of these steps without any mistake and that help them to serve their clients with better than the best software which come with hardly any complaint.
The steps are as follows:
Planning: Any software development requires a perfect plan. A disciplined and dot by dot plan helps the developers to work on an organized manner. This is the first step and it is important like any other steps where a total plan of the project is drafted and estimating the merits and demerits of the same is also included in the plan. Parallel management of the plan is also decided in the process, while the phase also included defining intended system and concrete steps to make the plan of the project successful. An effective plan initiate a project with a boost and it gives positive effects in the overall progress of the project.
Analysis: In this phase things like analyzing the performance statistics and gathering the requirements are included. Based on this analysis only the project's influence and results are calculates. After gathering the requirements they are prioritized and prepared to be used. After analyzing the whole thing, then only other phases of any software development solutions can come into play.
Design: After analyzing the next important thing is designing which is actually means devising an overall architecture of the whole process. This phase is important as because it sets benchmark by eliminating errors thus helping the developers to come up with more perfect software. This has been seen that few of the developers have a tendency to develop a prototype and a tendency to offer a miniature model. But who are serious about the game, takes designing as a serious thing and try to take a trial and error process and redesign a non-effective design.
Development & Implementation: Then comes the step of actually developing the software and to follow the aids that has been decided in the previous three steps. Maintenance and recording data is also included in the phase. Implementation include taking out a pilot study where the software is given to a sample section to use and examine whether it is working well or not.
Testing: As the name suggests, testing verifies the short coming of the software and recording the bugs that are there in the project.
Maintenance: Maintenance refers to the after development works. After successfully developing and implementing software, this is very much required to maintain and modify it time to time so that it remains updated throughout. Software developers in India follow the above mention steps adequately and these have become the reason of their success.