Talk:Software development

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Why are there two conflicting definitions of software development in the introduction? Either two separate viewpoints should be described with rationale for each one, or one definition should be chosen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:41, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Merge in of Software development methodology[edit]

Note: The content of software development methodology moved to software development process, so that is now the article to merge from.

* Oppose There are two distinct topics here. Programming (which you can do alone) and Process. We need a page that managers can come to read, because process is in their domain of expertise.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:02, 26 February 2015 (UTC) 
  • Support I think at 10K this article is actually too short. Its only content is a summary of software development methodology, including the activities and approaches described in (slightly too much) detail there, and a section on the role of marketing in software development. It doesn't make much sense to me to have an overview in this article and then all the details that support that overview in a different article. -- Beland (talk) 16:28, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
    • It also looks to me like the "Subtopic" and "Formal methods" sections of software development process are off-topic for that article and actually belong here. -- Beland (talk) 16:36, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose: This article describes roughly what software development is in a very high-level, incomplete, partial, superficial and not very structured manner, whereas the other article also focuses more in describing the different methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, etc), and thus is more useful for people studying, for example, computer science. I think software development and software development process can be two distinct articles, but they could definitely be improved, and be more focused and structured in describing respectively what software development and a software development process are. Moreover, the article software development process could be a sub-article of software development, since, indeed, in the field of software development there are different models, processes, or whatever way you want to call these methodologies, used to develop software. Nbro (talk) 14:52, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

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