Ch 8: Software Development

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about the tools, methods, and processes involved in developing computer software. Complete the quizzes that follow each lesson to measure your understanding.

Software Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Developing software is a process, and the more structured it is, the more efficient the process will be. These lessons will equip you with an understanding of the stages of software design, and will show that software development includes more than just writing code. It requires an understanding of what purpose the software will serve and who who be using it. Developers must propose and present the idea and make a plan for development. Once the software is written, it has to be tested, deployed, and maintained. This chapter explains the structure behind systems development, introduces models for the development process, and familiarizes you with terminology and tools used in the software development life cycle. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • The eight stages of software development
  • Methodology and tools of systems development
  • Life cycles of the software development process
  • How to develop applications
  • Graphical user interface development

Video Objective
Systems Development Methods and Tools Learn about the eight steps involved in systems development.
Systems Development Life Cycles: Software Development Process Recognize and understand the life cycle phases of software development.
Application Development Processes: Internal & External Discover approaches to application development.
Developing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) Understand why and how user interface design works.

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