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The Software Development Life Cycle and Key Methodologies

The Software Development Life Cycle and Key Methodologies

From mobile applications to robust corporate systems, software is used in every aspect of our lives. Companies often find themselves in need of specialized software that is designed to meet their specific demands. In such cases, custom software development becomes a necessity.

To develop a quality product, it is crucial to define its life cycle and create a well-defined action plan. This plan assists developers in gaining a clear understanding of the intended outcome and selecting the methodologies to be used to achieve the set goals.

In this article, we will explore the software development life cycle and its core development methodologies.

The Software Development Life Cycle

Each project follows a distinct life cycle, including phases from ideation to the actual implementation of the software product in code, its integration into the business environment, as well as ongoing maintenance and support.

The development process typically consists of the following stages:

  • Requirements analysis
  • Planning
  • Design and architecture
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Release or product launch
  • Support and maintenance

The software development methodology determines how these stages will be implemented, their interaction with each other, and the guiding principles of work.

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Key software development methodologies

The software development methodology is a set of established methods and practices that facilitate the creation of digital products with high quality and the right approach.

There are several different software development methodologies that come with their distinct features, advantages, and disadvantages. In this article, we will explore two of the most common ones.

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When developing products based on fdForge, we utilize the Agile methodology. The flexibility of the method and its iterative approach enable a swift start to development and progressive integration of new features. Additionally, ongoing feedback facilitates quicker identification of errors and deficiencies, thereby ensuring a high standard of product quality.

By learning more about different methodologies and approaches, you improve your ability to effectively manage projects by incorporating the best practices.

In the next article, we will provide a more in-depth exploration of the essential stages and core technologies employed in custom software development.

If you are interested in developing your product, leave your contact details in the provided form. Our manager will reach out to you to discuss the details and help you understand which approach would be best for managing your project.

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