Outline of software development

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to software development:

Software development – development of a software product, which entails computer programming (process of writing and maintaining the source code), but also encompasses a planned and structured process from the conception of the desired software to its final manifestation.[1] Therefore, software development may include research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, or any other activities that result in software products.[2]

What type of thing is software development?[]

Software development can be described as all of the following:

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Agile software development[]

Agile software development

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  1. ^ http://www.bestpricecomputers.co.uk/glossary/application-development.htm
  2. ^ DRM Associates (2002). "New Product Development Glossary". Retrieved 2006-10-29.