The application development life cycle is widely known as the Software development life cycle . As the name suggests, is the stages within which the Software application goes through during its
existence – its lifetime. The stages can be mainly divided into 4 phases. The design phase, the development phase, the testing phase and the maintenance phase. Wherever you read about the SDLC, the
names of the stages may differ but they finally mean the same.
Let us understand each of the stages in a little detail.
The design phase: The first stage and probably the most important stage for any software product development or Software application development project. The software architect is the person who
initialises this phase. The software application comes into existence either because of a client requirement or an innovative idea. Product prototypes are created in this phase to show the understanding of
the to-be software product. Once the client or originator of the product confirms t... [ Continued ]