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System Development Methodologies

Choose at least one of the second, third, and fourth generation methodologies and one of the flexible and integrated methodologies (i.e., contemporary models). Discuss the main features, advantages, and disadvantages of these alternative system development methodologies

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We first consider the third generation methodology. It brought a logical structure to software. There were refinements to make the languages friendly to the programmer. For the first time there was a widespread use of high level language. The programming languages introduced during the third generation were closer to human languages. The higher level languages are relatively simple to read, write, and maintain. The disadvantage of the third generation methodology is that the methods were slow and prone to ...

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System development methodologies are compared and explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.