What Is Software Development Life Cycle?

What Is Software Development Life Cycle?
November 30 13:26 2015 Print This Article

Every specialist engaged in IT sphere should know the components of software development life cycle. It is necessary to realize the whole picture of software production. The acronym SDLC for software development life cycle is often used.

What Are the Components of SDLC?

  • System development and modeling;
  • Analysis of software requirements;
  • System design;
  • Generating of code;
  • Software testing;
  • System maintenance.

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The development of software starts with the identification of general concept and the aim of future product. Before beginning to work on the project, user’s needs and desires are compiled and analyzed. The general modeling and planning of products features are made. The system specification is defined and documented.

Developers should fully understand given requirements for product functionality and performance. They represent every needed system component and feature with the help of programming languages. The code is written.

Then the product design is created according to the specification and user’s preferences. The quality of design and coded elements are checked by the specialists of software testing company. Testers use different testing types to check particular issue.

Black box testing, performance testing, regression testing, functional testing, etc., show the quality of developer’s work. The design issues are checked while performing user interface testing and usability testing.

If everything works in a proper way and users are satisfied with the product, then the development and modification of its features are possible. And the steps of software production life cycle are repeated.

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