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10.6: Study Questions

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    Study Questions

    1. What are the steps in the SDLC methodology?
    2. What is RAD software development?
    3. What is the Waterfall model?
    4. What makes the lean methodology unique?
    5. What is the difference between the Waterfall and Agile models?
    6. What is a sprint?
    7. What are three differences between second-generation and third-generation languages?
    8. Why would an organization consider building its own software application if it is cheaper to buy one?
    9. What is the difference between the pilot implementation methodology and the parallel implementation methodology?
    10. What is change management?
    11. What are the four different implementation methodologies?


    1. Which software-development methodology would be best if an organization needed to develop a software tool for a small group of users in the marketing department? Why? Which implementation methodology should they use? Why?
    2. Doing your own research, find three programming languages and categorize them in these areas: generation, compiled vs. interpreted, procedural vs. object-oriented.
    3. Some argue that HTML is not a programming language. Doing your own research, find three arguments for why it is not a programming language and three arguments for why it is.
    4. Read more about responsive design using the link given in the text. Provide the links to three websites that use responsive design and explain how they demonstrate responsive-design behavior.
    5. Research the criteria and cost to put a mobile app into Apple’s App Store. Write a report.
    6. Research to find out what elements to use to estimate the cost to build an app. Write a report.

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