Efficient Software Development
Similar to any living organism existing on this planet which have evolved over the years, a software too goes through several stages during its lifespan to deliver maximum utility to its users. These stages can be further elaborated as:
- Primary Stage – This is the initial stage when the first version of a software is produced to put into practice. The awareness about the system at this point of time has not been encountered before, and there are possibilities of constant changes. Hence it is change that needs to be the priority rather than the exception. It would gradually lead to an architecture that would be stabilizing in nature with plenty of space for further developments.
- Aggressive Evolution – The cost as well as the risks involved in this stage is higher than the previous one. During this phase there is plenty of scope for simple changes to be performed which are easily accomplished. It is usually the major changes that requires plenty of time and this is the reason why most of the lifespan for several systems is spent here.
- Servicing – During this time the system is no more considered as a crucial asset as developers mainly focus on maintaining tasks in order to keep it running. The architecture of the software does not go under any kind of changes and neither do the functions. Here, again the cost and risks of any form of changes increase remarkably and it becomes equally difficult to predict the effects of any change implemented.
- Phasing Out – By now it has been decided upon what to eliminate completely from the system and what to implement. There could be several reasons for the same including the cost involved or because there already exists a newer process for the same.
Speaking of any software company in India, they consider these well defined phases as the primary contributor towards understanding a system better. This is the key reason why every software developer in India has greatly contributed in improving the longevity of products they develop.