The top journals are peer reviewed scholarly journals. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in MEDLINE, PUBMED, SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI. Top journals in software engineering deal with the important aspect of software production, Software Development Process. The steps that lead to the formulation of a software product constitute the Software Development Process. Fundamental activities of Software Development process are software specification, design, validation and maintenance. The SDE is not an assembly line product development process as each software specification is custom to the client's needs and specifications. There are different models of software development: Waterfall model, Spiral model, Iterative and incremental development, Agile development, Rapid applicatoin development and code and fix. The Waterfall model in turn follows 6 steps of execution: Requiements specific ation, Software design, Implementation and Integration, Testing, Deployment and Maintenance. Spiral model is a combination of waterfall model and rapid prototyping techniques. The main emphasis of spiral model is risk management. This model is mainly said to be preffered for large scale, complaex systems that need to be produced in bulk. Iterative and incremental development focuses on detecting problems and faults early-on from the start of the product development and analysing the product piece-by-piece as it is being developed till the final stage. Agile development has many variations: like Extreme Programming (XP), Dynamic Systems Development Method and Scrum. On the other hand, Rapid Application Development data-driven Information engineering and prototyping techniques. To improve the process of development of software, process development models are taken into place. Capability maturity model integration, ISO 9000 and ISO/IEC 15504 are some of the Process Improvement Models.
Last date updated on June, 2014