Software development is that the collective procedure involved with creating software applications, embodying all of the phases during the systems development life cycle (SDLC).

SDLC methodologies encourage the growth of applications to satisfy the layout of the design of applications to satisfy a business requirement, and also the installation of applications to manufacturing. Upkeep should be also supported by a methodology, but that choice may or might not be selected, based upon the job in question.

The waterfall version, the first SDLC strategy, is sequential and linear, typically following these phases in sequence:

1) Identification of necessary applications
2) Evaluation of this software demands
3) The comprehensive specification of the application demands
4) Software layout
5) Programming
6) Testing
7) Maintenance

The waterfall and comparable versions are deemed predictive systems, compared to flexible versions like agile software development (ASD), rapid application development (RAD), joint program development (JAD), the reservoir version, also the spiral version, construct and mend and synchronize-and-stabilize. Often, several versions are combined with some kind of hybrid as is true with open-source program development (OSSD).

The foundation of program development goes to approximately 1810 when Joseph Marie Jacquard designed holes wrapped in cardstock to steer the designs woven by his own looms. It was not until 1949, but that John Mauchly created the very first programming language, Short Code (afterward called ShortCode).