Application development involves creating a computer program, or set of programs to perform tasks, from keeping track of inventory and billing customers to maintaining accounts, speeding up business process and, in fact, even improving application effectiveness. Unlike vanilla programming, application development involves higher levels of responsibility (particularly for requirement capturing and testing).
Lai’s Application development methodology or software development methodology is to structure, plan, and control the process of developing a robust information system typically our methodology consists of the following stages of application Development:
- Analyzing the problem
- Market research
- Gathering requirements for the proposed business solution
- Devising a plan or design for the software-based solution
- Implementation (coding) of the software
- Testing the software
- Maintenance and bug fixing
New architectures, myriad platform choices, increased functionality expectations, and requirements to protect against constantly evolving security threats are some of the challenges faced by application development practitioners, or Developers. In today’s global marketplace, where outsourcing of application development is commonplace, the application developer needs to prove far more than his ability at programming. His ability to collaborate, his awareness of need for integration with other enterprise components, his familiarity with compliance issues and various other factors contribute towards his ability to land contracts.