OCR GCSE Computer Science - Standards for Development

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What are some software development standards?
Knowing what the system needs to accomplish, keeping track of changes, and the finding and correcting of errors
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What does the waterfall method do?
Breaks down the development project into a series of manageable steps
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What is prototyping?
Allowing the user to test the system and provide feedback on how it could be improved
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Give an advantage to Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Code can be created rapidly
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Give a disadvantage to RAD
The tools used are expensive and users need to be trained
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Name some of the tools used in RAD
GUI interface builder and CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools
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What is a 'development environment'?
A separate system where changes to the software are coded - users don't have access to these
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What is the use of 'version control'?
To allow many different development environments to exist simultaneously
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What is the 'production system'?
The final system to be used by the users - usually an amalgamation of lots of development environments
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What does the waterfall method do?

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Breaks down the development project into a series of manageable steps

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What is prototyping?

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Give an advantage to Rapid Application Development (RAD)

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Give a disadvantage to RAD

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