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Software Development Method

What is a Software Development Method (SDM)?
A software development method is a method or technique used when developing software. It is a broad concept that includes various software development phases such as design, development and testing. This is also known as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). A SDM defines specific requirements and products that are needed for a project team to develop or optimise an application.

What is a Software Development Method (SDM)?
A software development method is a method or technique used when developing software. It is a broad concept that includes various software development phases such as design, development and testing. This is also known as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). A SDM defines specific requirements and products that are needed for a project team to develop or optimise an application.

The history of software development frameworks is relatively contemporary, with SDM only getting underway at the end of the sixties. The main purpose of this methodological framework was to develop large-scale business systems. Most development at this time was focused on data processing and calculation routines.

Different methods of software development

Modern software development methods are described as agile. Examples of such methods are the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and DevOps. Rapid Application Development (RAD), Basic Scrum, Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Extreme Programming (XP) emerged in the 1990s. Other forms of software development are prototyping, iterative and incremental development, waterfall method and Spiral Development.

All professionals need tools to do their job. A carpenter needs hammers, saws, measuring tapes, and the like, a software developer also needs the right tools to carry out their tasks effectively. SDM’s play a vital role in the IT world. Software development tools are methods and approaches, as described above, but also include those that make a developer’s life easier. This includes, for example, communication systems, user panels and other solutions.

Programming tools

A programming tool can be any utility or software program that software developers use to create, edit, maintain or perform programming actions.

For this reason, a programming tool is also called a software development tool. The term usually refers to simple programs that are combined to perform a task. The ability to use these various tools productively is a hallmark of a successful software engineer.

Examples of such tools are a source code editor and a compiler. These are used continuously. Other tools are used depending on the editor, the source code language and the chosen development methodology.

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What are the most effective and most used methods for software development? What is the difference between iterative and incremental software development? How can I combine different tools for the desired result? What do the different approaches to software development have to do with each other? The articles linked to SDM deal with practical topics in the field of software development.

The Rational Unified Proces Methodology (RUP)

October 19th, 2022

The Rational Unified Proces Methodology (RUP): this article explains the Rational Unified Process (RUP) in a practical way. After reading, you’ll understand this powerful agile software development method. Next to the defintion, also the four phases are being explanied, including…

MoSCoW Method

October 5th, 2022

MoSCoW Method: This article explains MoSCoW Method in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful project management tool. What is the MoSCoW Method? Prioritising is often challenging. Particularly when it comes the implementation…

Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)

October 4th, 2022

Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM): This article explains the Dynamic Systems Development Method in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful IT tool. What is the Dynamic Systems Development Method? The Dynamic Systems Development…

Kent Beck

September 1st, 2022

Kent Beck (born in 1961) is an American software engineer and the developer of Extreme Programming (XP). Kent Beck is considered a pioneer of design patterns for software development. The XP software development method is known as a counterpart…

Extreme Programming (XP)

September 1st, 2022

Extreme Programming: this article explains Extreme Programming (XP) in a practical way. After reading this article, you’ll understand the basics of this powerful internet technology. What is Extreme Programming (XP)? Extreme Programming (XP) is a software development framework that…

Agile Method

September 1st, 2022

Agile Method: This article explains the Agile Method in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful information technology method. What is the Agile Method? The Agile Method, agile methodology or agile project management is…

Jeff Sutherland

August 30th, 2022

Jeff Sutherland (Dr. Jeffrey Victor Sutherland, born June 20, 1941) is the creator and co-developer of Scrum, a framework for product management. Jeff Sutherland, along with Ken Schwaber, presented Scrum at OOPSLA 1995. He contributed to the…
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