In a rapidly changing world, people’s needs are also changing rapidly. From simple additions to their car engines to a new technology that should be launched online, people will always lack something. It is for this reason that you will always find experts from different fields working on new ideas everyday.
The software industry is no different. Everyday, different programmers come out in the open presenting what they have done, hoping that the public or their intended group of people will like the software and find it useful. There is software that we find amusing; there is also software that we find highly interactive and there is software that is so useful it has become a part of our daily internet or computer activity.
Whatever the software is, the ultimate use should be what the developers has intended in the first place. Rarely does a software program reach success if the intended reaction is not there or people have found another use of the program instead of the original idea.
Creating software is not all about codes and workflows. Before anything else is done, it goes through rigorous planning, and the coding stage only becomes part of the process. Years before software have become part of our daily lives; developers will sit and think of ideas that will somehow be a perfect concept for a software program.
Now; even before a single code is written, extensive planning has to be made with different types of consulting and confirmations. Numerous meetings must be held to make sure the product that will be created will meet a particular demand in the market.
In order to make software development easier, various development models have been put up. Each of them is created with a different philosophy in mind. These development models have been followed by different companies to ensure that the lifecycle of software will meet their needs or follow their intended plans.
In the next chapters, we’ll be taking a look at the following software development plans.
- SDLC Model (Systems Development Life Cycle)
- Prototype Model
- Rapid Application Development Model
- Component Assembly Model