Arrangements – Software Development

Software development process

  • Explanation of the iterative nature of the software development process
  • Description of the purposes of the software specification, and its status as a legal contract
  • Explanation of the importance of each stage of the development process
    • analysis
    • design
    • implementation
    • testing
    • documentation
    • evaluation
    • maintenance
  • Identification of the personnel at each stage and brief description of their roles
    • client
    • systems analyst
    • project manager
    • programmer
    • independent test group
  • Description and exemplification of pseudocode and one graphical design notation (structure diagram or other suitable) including data flow
  • Description and exemplification of top-down design and stepwise refinement
  • Explanation of the need for systematic and comprehensive testing
  • Explanation of the need for documentation at each stage
  • Evaluation of software in terms of
    • robustness
    • reliability
    • portability
    • efficiency
    • maintainability
  • Description and exemplification of corrective, adaptive and perfective maintenance

Software development languages and environments

  • Description and comparison of
    • procedural
    • declarative
    • event-driven languages
  • Comparison of the functions, uses and efficiency of
    • compilers
    • interpreters
  • Description of the features and uses of scripting language (including creating and editing a macro)
  • Explanation of the need for and benefits of scripting languages
  • Description of the use of module libraries

High level programming language constructs

  • Description and exemplification of the following constructs in pseudocode and an appropriate high level language:
    • string operations (concatenation and substrings)
    • formatting of I/O
    • CASE (or equivalent multiple outcome selection)
  • Description and exemplification of
    • real
    • integer
    • boolean variables
    • 1-D arrays
  • Description and exemplification of
    • procedures/subroutines/subprograms
    • user-defined functions
    • modularity
    • parameter passing (in, out, in/out)
    • call by reference/value
    • local and global variables
    • scope

Standard algorithms

  • Description and exemplification of the following standard algorithms in pseudocode and an appropriate high level language:
    • linear search
    • counting occurrences
    • finding min
    • finding max

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