Custom Software Development: Key Stages and Technologies
In the previous article, we explored the life cycle and fundamental methodologies of software development.
Today, we will explore the key stages and technologies involved in custom software development.
Key stages of software development
Each stage consists of a series of steps that, ultimately, enable a business to create its product. Let's take a closer look at each stage:
This stage involves gathering and understanding the client`s needs and requirements. It is crucial to understand what the client wants to achieve and how they envision their future product. Business analysis involves a range of activities required to formalize needs, study processes and necessary functionalities, as well as system peculiarities. The outcome of the business analysis stage is the requirement specification document.
Design and architecture
During this stage the software's architecture is established, outlining its components and how they interact with each other. Developers select the technologies and tools that best suit the project's requirements. Finally, a detailed software development plan is formulated. Prototypes are created to visualize the appearance and logic of the product.
Coding and testing
During this phase, the development team begins the actual coding and programming of the software. They are writing the software code using the chosen technologies stack. Software testing is carried out once the coding process is finished. The purpose of testing is to detect and fix potential errors, and to ensure that the software product meets the client's requirements. Developers conduct both functional and non-functional tests carried out on various platforms and across a range of usage scenarios.
Integration and support
Once the software testing phase is completed successfully, the product is integrated into the business environment. Additionally, support and maintenance are provided, which include employee and technical team training, bug fixes, and updates.
Software development technologies
The technologies used in custom software development depend on specific requirements and available resources. These can include various programming languages (such as Java, C#, Python), databases, frameworks, version control systems, and other tools that facilitate the development of efficient and reliable software.
In our practice, we have implemented projects using the following technologies:
- Programming Languages
PHP– widely used for web application development;
Swift – used for developing applications for iOS, macOS, and other Apple platforms;
Kotlin – used for developing applications for various platforms, specifically Android. It can also be used as an alternative to the Java language for web and server app development.
Flutter – allows for the development of cross-platform mobile applications for Android and iOS using a single codebase;
Yii2 – a powerful PHP framework that enables rapid development of high-performance and scalable web applications.
MySQL – used for web application data storage and management;
Redis – a fast and scalable caching and data storage system used for speeding up data access in applications.
- AWS – a cloud solutions provider that enables companies to efficiently scale and manage their applications with flexibility and security. It provides access to a vast range of tools and resources in a cloud environment.
- Elastic – a search and analytics platform that provides fast and scalable search, data analysis, and data visualization capabilities.
- Nginx – a high-performance and scalable web server used for processing and delivering web requests.
With 15 years of experience in software development and implementation, we provide our clients with a comprehensive range of services to ensure successful project delivery.
We offer ready-made solutions for businesses and startups, including the implementation of PRM, ERP, CRM systems, referral systems, loyalty programs, document management systems, auction platforms, integration platforms, order processing systems, marketplaces, and more.
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