Overview of Popular Approaches to Software Development

There are numerous processes for developing software. Some of the more prevalent/popular ones are discussed in the following sections.

The Just-Develop-It Approach

The just-develop-it approach is characterized by a general lack of formality and almost nonexistent process or ceremony surrounding software development activities. The software developer has the key role, which is perhaps differentiated by experience and expertise in the area. The sole focus of the development team is to complete the software project in the best way it can, using whatever means are afforded by the technologies at its disposal. Some up-front design work might be undertaken, but that is largely dependent on the ...

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