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A novel lifecycle model for Web-based application development in small and medium enterprises

Yang, H, Huang, W, Li, R, Maple, C, Foskett, D and Cleaver, V (2010) 'A novel lifecycle model for Web-based application development in small and medium enterprises.' International Journal of Automation and Computing, 7 (3). pp. 389-398. ISSN 1476-8186

Abstract

Software engineering’s lifecycle models have proven to be very important for traditional software development. However, can these models be applied to the development of Web-based applications as well? In recent years, Web-based applications have become more and more complicated and a lot of efforts have been placed on introducing new technologies such as J2EE, PhP, and.NET, etc., which have been universally accepted as the development technologies for Web-based applications. However, there is no universally accepted process model for the development of Web-based applications. Moreover, shaping the process model for small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which have limited resources, has been relatively neglected. Based on our previous work, this paper presents an expanded lifecycle process model for the development of Web-based applications in SMEs. It consists of three sets of processes, i.e., requirement processes, development processes, and evolution processes. Particularly, the post-delivery evolution processes are important to SMEs to develop and maintain quality web applications with limited resources and time.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Web; development of Web-based applications; lifecycle models; small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 10:03
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:29
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1589
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