What Does Software Development Actually Mean?
It is an end user product which is actually focused on the customer. Software is a set of related programmes and principles which is used by the customer that initiates the system to perform a particular task which is assigned by the customer.
In the earlier times software was used by the professionals in large organizations. But now everyone uses computer than any other electronic equipment. Computer became an inevitable part of every organization. Now everyone uses computer than any other electronic equipment. Computer became an inevitable part of all organization, no matter if it is small or large. Software comprises a main component in the computer system. Hardware comprises the outer or tangible part of computer. But software is a set of programmes and related data.
The software life cycle or the process has numerous approaches and methods. Software is more complex than hardware because it has more modes of behavior. Software development processes include designing creating and maintaining.
As an initial step for the development we should conduct a market research. It is to study about the competitors. The already existing needs of the software and the potential needs are to be identified before starting the development process. The assumptions should be realistic. The unrealistic assumption should create a great fall of the software.
What is the need of the customer? This question is to be given highlighted. After all customers are the end user and they should approve the software. The software development is overall an expensive process. So the development should be a cost effective system.
The popular software development models include System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Prototyping model, Rapid Application Development model and component assembly model. After the development the Software should be tested in a hypothetical environment. If it is accepted then the next step is how to scale and market them. The product should be reached to the available customers. By this way it will help to build a niche segment.