Software Development Glossary

A dictionary of the terminology most commonly used by developers related to software development.

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A tree representation of the source code of a computer program.

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The process of testing a software without knowing the internal structure of code or program.

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A software development practice of ensuring that latest changes to software are deployable at any time.

A development practice in which changes to code are integrated in a shared repository frequently, multiples times a day preferably.

Software engineering practice in which isolated code changes are immediately analyzed to detect defects before they are added to the code base.

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The process of analyzing a computer software by executing the program in real-time.

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A declarative programming style that treats computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions.

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A method of software development where the product is designed, implemented and tested incrementally until the product is finished.

The process of taking individual units of code and testing it as a group.

A method of software development where a rudimentary version of the entire product is iterated on multiple times to get the final product.

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The process of re-running functional and non-functional tests to verify the correctness of a software after a change.

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The process of testing to cover major functions of the software but none in depth.

Slow deterioration of software performance over time leading to software becoming buggy and unusable.

The process of analyzing a computer program to find problems in it without actually executing it.

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Quantification of the implied cost of additional maintenance work in future caused by making trade-offs now to deliver software faster.

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The process of breaking down a program into pieces, and subjecting each piece to a series of tests.

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The process of testing a software based on an analysis of the internal structure of the component or system.

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