Software Developers 👨💻 Software Engineers Part 2
This is the continuation of Software Developers|Software Engineers Part 1, do well to check it out to fully understand what would be shared here!
4) Development and Coding:
The development phase is about writing code and converting design documentation into the actual software within the software development process.
This stage of software development cycle is generally the longest as it’s the backbone of the whole process and there are a number of vital things to pay attention to.
The software engineering team has to make sure their code meets the software requirements and specifications
5) Integration and Testing:
Now that the software is built and completed the next phase involving system testing and integration starts. Depending on the adopted testing processes it might vary.
But typically the QA engineers use a whole range of frameworks alongside continuous integration executing unit tests, automation compilation, and testing.
The Quality Assurance team conducts a series of tests including functionality testing, systems integration, and interoperability as well as user acceptance testing, etc. in order to ensure the code is clean and business goals of the solution are met. Verification and validation make up a vital part in ensuring the application/solution is completed successfully.
6) Implementation and Deployment:
This is a stage when the actual installation of the crafted solution takes place. It’s done step-by-step according to the implementation plan. The newly built and tested application is moved to production including data and components transfer while during the next releases only the specific changes will be deployed. Depending on the complexity of the project it might be a straightforward release (if the project is simple) or staggered released (in stages) in case of a more complex project. Now system analysts and the end-users can actually see and try out the ready application.
7) Operations and Maintenance:
The final stage of software development lifecycle includes maintenance and regular updates. The phase is treated with the utmost attention since during the stage the product is polished, upgraded, enhanced and fine-tuned according to the real-world feedbacks on its performance. That’s exactly a perfect timing to robust the application’s functionalities to upgrade its performance and modify according to the actual needs of the end-user add new capabilities or meet additional user requirements.
The third part of this blog would be published out on the 16th of March and it would entail:
- Definition of a software developers
- Short details on software developing
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