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Software Development Explained

by Simon Allardice

A fast-paced, practical introduction to software development—explaining core concepts, programming languages and the entire software development lifecycle.

What you'll learn

Get clear on the most important ideas in software development and the entire “software development lifecycle” or SDLC. You’ll learn about different kinds of development, including mobile, web-based and desktop. You’ll explore common applications and tools, and see why there are so many different programming languages. And, you'll see how programming is done in the “real world”, exploring the benefits of programming libraries, testing frameworks, source control, SDKs and APIs.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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