software life cycle

What is software life cycle?

software life cycle meaning (NIST) Period of time beginning when a software product is conceived and ending when the product is no longer available for use. The software life cycle is typically broken into phases denoting activities such as requirements, design, programming, testing, installation, and operation and maintenance. Contrast with software development process. See: waterfall model.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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