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Strengths And Weaknesses Of Software Development

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This statement by Cal Newport (ref https://books.google.dk/books/about/How_to_Win_at_College.html?id=UF7PAU_FPW4C&redir_esc=y) describes very well our approach to software development. As we already worked together in a group, we knew our strengths and weaknesses. Our strengths are the implementation and good collaboration while our weakness is the documentation. As our previous projects did not result in a finished product, we were determined to make it happen this time. After developing our project idea, we had to decide on an adequate software development method. We discussed this issue at great length and came to realize that only an agile method would suit our purpose. Our application is consumer focused, making consumer feedback and input…show more content…
Building new and great ideas with no inspiration, no precedents, even failed ones, is next to impossible. New innovations in every field build upon already existing knowledge and need to prove themselves in the eye of the consumer and ultimately some succeed and some fail. One of the greatest and best known figures in technology, Steve Jobs, said this about developing new products: "[...] it comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things humans have done. And then try to bring those things into what you are doing. Picasso had a saying -- 'good artists copy; great artists steal' -- and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas." (ref: https://www.cnet.com/news/what-steve-jobs-really-meant-when-he-said-good-artists-copy-great-artists-steal/) This does not mean that we want to replicate an existing idea one by one in our product and this is not what Steve Jobs meant. Rather, it is the understanding of developing new ideas as an iterative process. We can hugely benefit from seeing what proved itself in the market and try understand the reason for the success. In this section will not look at a product in its eternity, but the part we think is particular important for its
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