Software Development Service
Software Development Services has long been the popular choice of many firms as they not only save time for a specific project or task but also allow companies to access more professionals as well as experts at a reasonable cost than in-house development. And in the world where mostly everyone has to work remotely from home, Software Development Services has never been more appealing.
various components of software, including applications and frameworks. This process takes the software from its original conception as an idea to its final manifestation, usually in a planned, structure manner. Software development may include many specific activities such as gathering requirements, prototyping, modification, testing and maintenance. Software is often developed separately from hardware and other applications, as occurs with system software. However, the development of embedded software such as that used to control consumer products, involves integrating the development of the software with that of the associated product.
The reasons for developing commercial software may be generally classified in the categories of meeting a specific need for a particular client or meeting the general needs of a potential user base. In the case of meeting a specific need, a software developer creates custom software according to the specifications of its client. For meeting general needs, a developer must first identify the software’s user base and determine their requirements. The increasing need for quality control in software development has resulted in the evolution of software engineering as a discipline, which attempts to take a systematic approach towards improving software quality.
Software development includes many specific services such as the following:
- Custom Software Development
- Web Application Development
- Mobile Application Development
- Cloud Consulting
- DevOps Automation
- Software Prototyping
- Quality Assurance
- Systems Integration
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Large organizations frequently develop custom software to fill in the gaps of their existing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions. These most often include applications for content management, customer management, Human resource management and inventory management. In many cases, an organization’s custom software was developed before the availability of COTS software to perform the required functions.
Custom software is often more expensive than COTS software because development costs can’t be distributed over multiple implementations, as is the case with COTS software. However, COTS software may require customization before it can adequately support the operations of a particular implementation. The time and money required to customize COTS software can thus be greater than that needed to develop custom software.
Another advantage of custom software is that the customer typically owns the source code, which allows for the possibility of modifying the code to meet future requirements. However, modern COTS software often includes application programming interfaces (APIs) that provides extensibility for the domain-specific language (DSL). These features allow COTS software to accommodate a great degree of customization without requiring access to the core system’s source code.