Information Systems Development

This chapter focuses on the concepts surrounding the development of information systems. It begins with a discussion of software development methodologies, then covers programming languages and tools, and finishes with a review of implementation methodologies. As you read, reflect upon all the different pieces that must come together in order for a system to be developed.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the overall process of developing new software;
  • Explain the differences between software development methodologies;
  • Understand the different types of programming languages used to develop software;
  • Understand some of the issues surrounding the development of websites and mobile applications; and
  • Identify the four primary implementation policies.

Source: David T. Bourgeois,
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