Different Types Of Software Development

Software development industry is swooned by the latest technological  advancement to a greater extent and why not,  technology is the wheels of  the software and mobile development industry. Every business wants to leverage benefits from technology and its innovations. When it comes to developing unique software or mobile applications, no company wants to be  a laggard. Every business leader is making their way to make the best possible utilization of software projects through effective utilization of technology and resources. They also utilize different types of software in their businesses. This involves different types of software development processes. This blog focuses on this aspect. And along with that there are different types of software development  that ensure your business is capable of offering all-inclusive business 

Let’s find out different types of software development.

1. Frontend Development

The frontend side of the application where a user looks at first and does interaction with.. The component of software development that is most accessible by the user is called front-end development. In other words, because it comprises the visual and graphical parts of any system, software application, or website, this type of software development is essential and it will directly affect your visitors..

So, if we want to know what all aspects can be included in Front-end development, then we can say that it mostly entails creating user interfaces (UIs) and controlling client-side behavior. Here the web developers will design a website or app’s layout, graphic elements, and interactive components. The user interface (UI) is an important component in making software appealing to end users. The users interact with a user interface (UI) through clicking, scrolling, and entering data.. 

With this, the next point to move is to understand how the back screen of the software development works.

2. Backend Development

Server side scripting is termed as backend development. Server, application and database is part of a software which generally users don’t see and the process involved in the development of these parts is called Backend development.  The back-end development entails a significant amount of effort to ensure that everything on the front-end runs well. With backend, you should understand databases, server programming languages, and architecture, if you wish to work as a backend developer. Backend is the backbone of your software system which compliments the front end of the system.

The front end of the app is directly affected by backend processes so, it becomes challenging to identify that the backend programming of the application might have some complications. Issues such as errors, sluggish performance or crashing, all of this clearly points towards the back-end development issues.

Within and outside of the context of web development, there are a variety of languages and tools for back-end development.

3. Full-Stack Development

What if you have someone who works and understands both sides of a software application? Whom would you prefer if you have an option to choose someone who knows the frontend as well as the backend of applications. Yes there are software developers who understand both these aspects and are hence called full-stack  developers. 

A full-stack developer is a developer with excellent programming skills, as well as a number of soft skills that all tech workers need. They must also possess problem-solving tactics and critical thinking, to be a successful full-stack developer. At the end of the day, it is up to you and your team to create a fully- functional product. Having a full stack developer in a team is an advantage so that you have a one shot solution for overall software development.

4. Web Development

Who hasn’t heard of “Hello World” as an output as the beginning of the finest learning in the technology arena. It has progressed so much that it now has diversified and unique ways of app development from complex systems to simpler ways of app development. The process of creating online applications is known as web development. These apps are accessed using a web browser on a variety of devices. Hence we call them web apps. So, in web app development you keep in mind all the requirements of browsers. While on other hand a mobile app operates on an iOS or android device or tablet.

Also, web development is the process of developing web pages so that they may be uploaded to the internet. If treated seriously, this type of software development can have a bright future. Although it is different and difficult to comprehend, the web developer must manage a large number of related and interconnected files.

5. Mobile Development

Is there a doubt that smartphones have taken over the world like a storm. There are mobile apps and mobile devices everywhere. From the past decade, this one has been the grist of the gossip mill and it’s now all the rage. This is also one of the types of software development. Mobile Development, also known as “App Development”, is the process of developing programs for mobile devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones. It has to enable users with timely updates, features and a lot more to entice their users. The majority of prominent operating systems are written in their own programming languages, however several classic programming languages can also be utilized in its development.

Mobile development’s adaptability allows you to use apps for everything from playing games to  everyday routine in the palm of your hand. There are applications for almost everything, from the mundane.

6. API Development

Do you know how a user interface (UI) gives humans a way to engage with software? API Development, or Application Programming Interfaces help you create programs that work across several operating systems, on desktop, mobile, and the web. It is the process of providing a foundation of standard procedures, types, tools, GUI interaction methods , and database access rules for use by programmers creating other applications. API development helps programmers to go beyond the limitations of traditional software. An API, or application programming interface, is a link between two pieces of software. They enable third-party developers to interface with the tools or functionalities that the API supports.

APIs, on the other hand, provide a platform for software to communicate with other software.

API integrations are an important part of software development. Using API integrations , you can automate tasks, enable direct database access and simpler integration with third party apps.

7. Application Development

Another common name in the software development process is Application development. There are a plethora of businesses (small, medium or large) who are offering application development services but before you opt for one, understand what is Application development. Application development is the core of any software project, it includes everything from front-end development, back-end development, to full stack development.

Application development, in its most basic form, can be referred to as designing any computer program or combination of programs that performs a task in order to achieve business goals. There are a few steps followed in Application development process which is as followed

  1. Start with collecting all the necessary information.
  2. Design Prototypes or a Minimum viable product (MVP).
  3. Programming and testing of application.
  4. Deploy the program
  5. Maintenance and App upgrades

There are different types of application development, you can ideally develop. It starts with 

  • General Application development 
  • Rapid Application development
  • Low-code application development
  • Mobile application development
  • Web application development

8. Cloud Computing Development

Cloud computing is growing in popularity these days. This service stores and manages data utilizing networks of remote servers rather than a personal computer or local server, and such developers create cloud storage applications. When you run your services, programs, and applications on the cloud platform you can refer to it as cloud computing. This means, they can be accessible virtually from any place as long as the user has an internet connection and a valid login credentials. They have a lot of benefits like scalability, interoperability, rapid turnaround time and storage.

You must hire software developers who specialize in cloud computing so that you can leverage their expertise in developing cloud platforms. They’ll help you create cloud apps, assist with cloud deployment and migration, execute all the cloud services, and give user support.

9. Conclusion

Now that you know that these are the 8 types of Software development services that  can be leveraged  for developing unique business apps.  If you are a business owner, you must know what is trending software development type and which one will make a difference. The identification of need is the first step; the next one is hiring the right set of developers as per your needs.

Itesh Sharma

Itesh Sharma is core member of Sales Department at TatvaSoft. He has got more than 6 years of experience in handling the task related to Customer Management and Project Management. Apart from his profession he also has keen interest in sharing the insight on different methodologies of software development.


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    1. Sally

      If anyone is hiring software developers for their project then it is necessary to understand different types of software. It is also equally important for one who is planning to start a career in this field. This blog serves every aspect of this topic in very detail. It covered and explained the topic in a very lucid and easy manner.

    2. Riya Bhardwaj

      Article Provide very comprehensive knowledge about software development types. It helps me a lot to choose the right software development for my project. Thank you for publishing it.