Software development is the process of developing software using computer programming. Software Development Life Cycle of SDLC is the system of activities including different stages to produce a high-quality piece of software.
Project analysis or discovery phase
This is the initial stage that involves gathering the necessary information to make a brief start on the software development.
Based on the documentation and results of the initial stage, the system and software are given a design. The phase involves designing user experience, system architecture, developing prototypes, and test plans.
Coding or programming
This is the longest stage. Here, the software developers begin the programming part and develop software as per the client’s needs.
Integration testing, software testing, system testing, and acceptance testing are performed to make the software bugs-free and ready to deploy.
Once done with the software development and testing phase, it is shared with the clients or makes it publically available to use.
This phase includes software updating and maintenance to enhance its performance.