Software Development and Database Services
Engineering Managers understand the challenges involved in maintaining existing software, and introducing new software into an enterprise. To help make your software rollouts successful, iCapSolutions Software Development Professional Services offers a range of consulting expertise from complete outsourcing to focused engineering and software customization. iCapSolutions experienced software professionals bring substantial experience in a number of areas of expertise.
What is software development? We first define what “software systems” consists of. Software systems are a collection of executable computer code and the supporting documents needed to manufacture, use, and maintain that code. For example, an online business system consists of a web server, executable programs, user manuals and documents, requirements and designs, which are all needed to produce the desired results of an ecommerce site.
Software engineering is extremely important as larger, more complex, and life-critical software systems control the way we work as well as function on a day to day basis. The rapid decline in the costs of computer hardware means that the software in a typical system often costs more than the hardware it runs on. Large software systems may be the most complex things ever built. This places great demands on the software engineering process, which must be disciplined and controlled.
To meet this challenge, software engineers have adapted many techniques from older engineering fields, as well as developing new ones. For example, divide and conquer, a well-known technique for handling complex problems, is used in many ways in software engineering. The software engineering process itself, for example, is usually divided into phases. The definition of these phases, their ordering, and the interactions between the phases specify a software life-cycle model. The best-known life-cycle model is the waterfall model consisting of a requirements definition phase, a design phase, a coding phase, a testing phase, and a maintenance phase. The output of each phase serves as the input to the next. See also Systems engineering.