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You might have heard of the proverb “There is more than one way to cook an egg”. Similarly, there is more than one way to develop a software project. If you search for various approaches to build software, you will find a very long list of methodologies through which you can accomplish tasks. Some of the approaches are Rapid Application Development (RAD), Spiral, waterfall method etc.


The basic aim of software development

The basic aim of software development process is to develop a quality app and making the client successful. Big companies like Google, Yahoo are centered on this idea. To achieve this, they tend to depend on the software development approaches. It does not matter which approach you prefer but the ultimate aim is the successful launch of the app. Each approach has some pros and cons which are discussed in detail.


The aim should be about aligning our approach according to the needs and requirements of the customers to improve project’s productivity, efficiency and satisfaction. We believe this is possible only through a continuous work with the clients, understanding their needs and implementing them in a business model to achieve astounding results. That is why the clients appreciate that we work on their common issues generating a huge amount of return on investments.


Proper Documentation

We believe in making proper documentation of the client’s project detailing everything about the goals, needs, requirements and the milestones of the project. User’s feedback and reviews must be taken into account so that we can improve the issues in the next versions of the app.


These are challenging times so one should be quick about the changes in the technologies and approaches for developing a successful product. There are various approaches, each have its pros and cons. By carefully observing all the factors, one should select an approach for the software development.


Agile software development approach


Agile method is basically breaking up the entire project into smaller easily developable features which are developed through increment cycles known as sprints. Designing, coding, testing and quality acceptance is done by the team members of each sprint. At the end of the sprint, a working module is developed which is presented to the owner for verification.


After the verification, it is presented to stakeholders for further improvement requests and this entire process is iterated through sprints until all constituent features are developed. The basic principle is that small modules are developed and iterated to improve and add features.


Crystal Methods


Crystal Method follows agile software development process but it focuses on people and their interactions when working on a project rather than on processes and tools. Some companies believe that people’s skill, their talents and how they communicate with the team has the biggest impact on the outcome of project.


Crystal methods are based on two big assumptions. First one is that each project is exclusive and vibrant so each project requires different specific methods. Second one is that the team can modularise their work and become a more optimised team.


Project Development should be viewed as a game which stimulates everyone to interact, become productive and offer exceptional ideas. To motto should not be “is our modal accurate” but instead it should be asking questions like “Is our product aims at meeting client’s needs?”


Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)


DSDM also follows agile software development process. It is incremental and iterative approach that is based on Rapid Application Development (RAD). It consists of four phases-feasibility study, functional iteration, build iteration and implementation.


Spiral Model


Spiral model is based on the incremental modal in which more emphasis is given on risk analysis. There are four phases in spiral model namely Planning, Analysis, Engineering and Evaluation.


A software project passes through all the above phases repeating through iterations (known as spirals in model). The spiral starts in the planning phase, requirements about the project is gathered, the project is developed and then lastly the quality of the product is evaluated.


Rapid Application Development (RAD) Method


Rapid Application development method is a fall out of the failure of waterfall model. Rapid application development methods emphasise on rapid prototyping and iterative delivery and it is based on the sequential design practices. It involves planning requirements, user design, rapid construction and cut over.


In the initial stages, developers and designers come to a mutual agreement on project scope and requirements. Then the user feedback is gathered and heavy emphasis is given on determining the system architecture. Once the designing part is complete, construction phase starts which involves coding, testing and integration. Finally the cut over stage allows the developers to make the project live.


Waterfall Method


Waterfall method is the most basic software development method which has lost its shine in today’s world as it has failed in delivering quality products within the deadline. In waterfall model, each phase must complete before the starting of next phase. It has been replaced by other methods described above.


The different phases of the waterfall model are Requirement analysis and Gathering, System design, Implementation, Testing, Deployment of System and Maintenance.


As we can see, there are numerous methods available to develop software. So which is the best method? The truth is no method is the best; it all depends on the client’s project requirements. According to the client’s need, a method is chosen which will help the developer to produce quality products in a timely manner.


Technology Trends In 2018

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Here are some of the most expected top trends in 2018 , which is expected to define a whole new features :

The New Age Fine-tech :

We have seen in 2017 that blockchain and bitcoin is on the top of the trending news in 2017 , and newly introduced payment specially the mobile is changing the financial market . 2018 might be the year of facial recognition and fingerprints while will make the shopping experience easier and will almost eliminate the need of credit card payment at the checkout . Verifying your identity with your face or finger scan would more be preferable by the user .
We can also expect some retailers  introducing their own currency .

Increment In Augmented Reality Uses

Shopping experience would never been more easier than checking it on a real time basis and that to from the convenience of their home . It will facilitate user to make trial of the dress from their convenience place , and even the car accessories can be purchased by getting the real time live demonstration through mobile devices .
Combining real with virtual objects you can virtually check and use almost everything , can change the color or can even see how its gone a look like at your home with the use of mobile application .
In short , 2018 will be the starting of  discovering a lot more in augmenting reality .

More Bots In 2018

We all have been experiencing bots while chatting with the service engineer , or while paying the bill or booking a movie ticket . Bots are expecting to do much more than just playing music or booking the cab .

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI is all about data and information , rather than robots and drones . AI can give your business a boost by making to deceptive while choosing the best Scrabble option for your business . AI can help you filter more informed decision as they will help you to extract more trending data that can obviously help you to extract data which is more relevant for your business .

Internet Of Things Will Become Smarter In 2018

Its has already been predicted than by 2020 more than 75 billion devices will be connected to gather data and other things , thereby connecting the world in more streamlines way . As AI will surely grow , you can expected more interaction in the environment around you .
Internet of things is all about installing installing smart devices in the device and using mobile to turn on or off its features using smart sensor .
In 2018 ,  we can expect blockchain connecting with IOT devices and lot more .
So all we can say right now is 2018 is the year of technological advancement , and lot more things is yet to be technological advanced .