Software Development – Part I – The Ground Rules

I am currently reading “The World Is Flat” v2.0 by Thomas L. Friedman and there was this short but powerful statement in it that totally summed up software development in today’s world in a way I knew but never quite quantified before.

“Every new product – from software to widgets – goes through a cycle that begins with basic research, then applied research, then incubation, then development, then testing, then manufacturing, then deployment, then support, then continuation engineering in order to add improvements.”

Further articles in this topic will explore each of these aspects in a small, but hopefully quite usable, post that will help guide future software developers (such as myself) into a successful path for product implementation.