To get a deeper understanding of what this process involves, let’s start by talking about what software development is. Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.
A software development company puts all of these pieces together. This includes everything from the software’s conception to the final manifestation of the software—research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, and more.
Each company will have its own engagement model and process for working with clients. However, before starting a project with a software development company, it’s important to understand exactly what they do.