The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to software development:

Software development – development of a software product, which entails computer programming (process of writing and maintaining the source code), and encompasses a planned and structured process from the conception of the desired software to its final manifestation.[1] Therefore, software development may include research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, or any other activities that result in software products.[2]

What type of thing is software development?

Software development can be described as all of the following:

Branches of software development

History of software development

Software development participants

Software development problems

Software project management

Software development strategies

Software development process

Activities and steps

Software development methodologies

Main article: Software development process

Agile software development

Main article: Agile software development

Supporting disciplines

Software development tools

Education relevant to software development

Software development organizations

While the information technology (IT) industry undergoes changes faster than any other field, most technical experts agree that one must have a community to consult, learn from, or share experiences with. Here is a list of well-known software development organizations.

Software development publications

Persons influential in software development

Language creators, designers

Influencers of software design

See also


  1. ^ "Application Development (AppDev) Defined and Explained".
  2. ^ DRM Associates (2002). "New Product Development Glossary". Retrieved 2006-10-29.