Software development is the process of developing, defining, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and correcting errors associated with creating and maintaining applications, platforms, or other software components. Software development is the process of writing and maintaining source code, but in a broader sense, it includes everything from the concept of the desired software to the final manifestation of the software, sometimes in a planned and structured process. Consequently, software development may include research, new developments, prototyping, modification, reuse, reengineering, maintenance, or any other actions that lead to software products.
Software can be developed for various purposes, the three most common of which are designed to meet the specific needs of a particular client / business (in the case of customized software), to meet the perceived need of a certain set of potential users (in the case of commercial and open source software). code) or for personal use (for example, a scientist can write software to automate daily tasks h) Embedded software development, that is, embedded software development, such as that used to manage consumer products, requires the integration of the development process with the development of a managed physical product. System software underlies the applications and the programming process itself and is often developed separately.
The need for better quality control of the software development process has given rise to a software development discipline that aims to apply a systems approach, illustrated in the development paradigm, to the software development process.