Integration and Deployment
Integration and deployment are two key phases in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
Integration refers to the process of combining different software components or systems into a single, unified system. The goal of integration is to ensure that the different components work together seamlessly and meet the overall requirements of the system. Integration testing is performed to validate that the integrated components are functioning correctly and meeting the necessary performance and reliability criteria.
Deployment refers to the process of releasing the integrated software system into a live environment, typically in a production or operational setting. The deployment includes the process of installing and configuring the software, as well as any necessary data migration or data transfer activities. Deployment is the final stage of the SDLC, after which the software is ready for use by end-users.
Integration and deployment are critical phases in the SDLC, as they involve moving the software from the development environment to a live environment, where it will be used by real users. Effective integration and deployment practices help to ensure that the software is delivered on time, is of high quality, and meets the needs of the end users.