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Approaches to software development
Approaches to software development

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1.1 What is a system?

The word system is in regular everyday use. We talk about the social-security system, the telephone system, computing systems and even ‘The System’. The trouble is that our everyday language is often imprecise, and people use the same word to mean different things (that is one reason why software development can be an arduous process).

The word system is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘to set up’.