Definition[edit | edit source]

A software life cycle is a

[p]eriod of time beginning when a software product is conceived and ending when the product is no longer available for use. The software life cycle is typically broken into phases denoting activities such as requirements, design, programming, testing, installation, and operation and maintenance.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 28 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).
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