A Brief Definition of Software Development
A computer software may contain operational instructions to the appliance as it guides the standard functions of a computer. The fruits or the results of a good software can be so rewarding to its developer as he can sell it to the willing buyer at cheap prices to many or at an expensive price to a few people for the sake of uniqueness. The software development world is a very lucrative world as it is running a significant portion of the global economy.
There are various types of software in the world which each of them performs or instructs a computer to perform a particular task in specific. The existence of computer virus software that has been attacking business communication systems and those of highly guarded government secrets, there has been the need of development of anti-virus software which is very effective in reducing fraud and information tapping. Softwares have been used in high-risk operations such as fights and wars as a software developer is engaged, given the job to develop a software that could be used to drive machines such as war aircraft then the software are installed in the machines.
Traditionally, Businesses required to have and employ secretaries to do filing and accounts functions, but as for now things have changed, and computers with the help of software can carry out these functions faster and accurately at low costs as the only maintenance that a software may need is the enhancement of a software which is cheaper as compared to hiring a secretary or an accountant. Students who has specialized in the software development courses can perform their practical lessons with the help of software language and develop new programs which could place them and their school in the world map.
Development of rockets have software as a main feature as the navigation of space is sometimes done on automatic control by use of special navigation software to move about in the space and help human beings back on earth to observe the area from cameras installed in the rockets. Softwares have since been developed and installed on aircraft systems and the control towers to ensure that the airplane can be remotely monitored and manipulated by a person in the control tower thus overriding the manual pilot control of the plane.
Softwares have been developed by tax agencies so as to make tax returns on the online forums from the comfort of peoples’ homes without having to go and make long queues in the company offices. Softwares development has solved the issues of government transparency as all government information and significant changes to structures are made public through the help of software in the online forums.
Some the software is complicated and hard to make thus requiring a large team of developers while other software is easy to make and run thus needing a small labor intensity. Checking and cross-checking for defects before releasing a software to the public is important so as to provide them with a high quality of software and make a good and reputable brand from that opportunity. Software developers owe the general consumers of their products with a legal duty of care to ensure they make high-quality products without defects.