Software development is a process in which companies in it provide services such as the development, maintenance, publication of computer software e.g. software services, training, documentation, consulting, etc. There has been tremendous changes in terms of software development languages and delivery as various new tools such as Microsoft .NET Technologies, PHP, MS SQL Server, AJAX, ATLAS, Silverlight, JAVA Technologies, J2EE, JSP, J2ME, ASP, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, MySQL Database, ORACLE, etc. have come up over two decades of time.
Moreover, there is a structural method which has been in use for quite some in the development of software which is termed as Software Development Process which several methods of software development which again are termed as software development model by computer professionals. Computer engineers involved in the process of software development are called software developers. There are various models for software development and one of them is waterfall model which is considered best available model by software developers.
Generally, software development companies use typical process wherein a set of activities including of research, new development, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, etc. is done in cumulative manner. Though the process of software development is complex and requires various departments, the final solution is an outcome of efforts put by entire software development and allied team.
As has been mentioned, there are various models of software development which includes Agile, Cleanroom, DSDM, Iterative, RAD, RUP, Spiral, XP, Scrum, V-Model, FDD, etc. amongst others, the decision to use them specifically for a project is done on the need basis. Besides the selection of software development model, study of requirement analysis, specification, architecture, implementation, testing and documenting, deployment and maintenance, etc. too is done by a separate team.
A much heard term in software sector is SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) which in fact is a software development process wherein a logical process used by a system analyst so that development of an information system can be done. The information system thus includes requirements, validation, training, and user ownership of the developed software.
Notwithstanding, SDLC has become on standard which is seen as credibility of software development company. In order to show credibility and efficiency, companies stress on following SDLC.
The entire hoopla about SDLC is that it ensures that the developed software meets or goes beyond the specific requirement of client, is under the postulated time period, made cost-effectively, etc. amongst others. Popularity of SDLC can be attributed to the fact that it is efficient and effective in the current and planned IT infrastructure. Moreover, another USP of SDLC is that it is inexpensive to maintain and cost-effective to enhance.
Increasing number of software development companies in India can be attributed to the fact that India has sound pool of talented software developers who are able to deliver Quality and Reliability in their software development service. Moreover, with on time deliveries, domain expertise, cost effective solution, customer oriented service, Indian software development companies such HCL, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, Patni, etc. are known globally among their clients.
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