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Software Development Life Cycle

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  • I see a lot of great ideas for talking about deployment and testing tactics in PHP, and I think that as a whole we should roll them up into a series of discussions covering the software life cycle. A lot of emphasis in the community seems to revolve around coding, deploying, and testing, but not a lot of attention seems to go toward designing and documenting. While I can understand that designing and documentation may not be as glorious and fun as development, testing, and deployment, I would like to get an idea for how other folks in this group would feel about having a meetup or two to the idea of covering these drudgeries of programming.

    To start with, I would envision discussing the SDLC as a whole: introduce each part and why they are important, and then break them down into specific discussions about each, along with how to integrate them into every day tasks (i.e., using a modeling language to create flow charts and class diagrams, etc).

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  • A former member
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    I think that you bring up a very relevant point about theimportance of SDLC (RAD, agile, JAD, etc): why should the developer care about the software life cycle? This definitely would be worth talking about in addition to the overall SDLC. (PS. FWIW, SDLC can be as much, or as little, about PHP as a developer wants it to be.) :)

    September 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The goal of this idea is not to preach about one practice over another, but simply to discuss the basics of stating a problem that you - as a developer - are interested in solving, designing a solution to said problem, developing for it, running the solution, and testing the solution. To say that SDLC is irrelevant to any programmer is exactly why this topic needs to be covered.

    September 29, 2010

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