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Briefly describe the steps of a pure prototyping methodology as an alternative to an SDLC approach. Which disadvantages of an SDLC methodology are addressed by a prototyping approach? (250 words)

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Prototyping approach takes advantage of availability of fourth generation procedural languages and relational database management systems. It helps the quick creation of a project or a part of a project and then the system is revised after users have tried the developed prototype of the project. Only a few fundamental features are incorporated in prototype, more functionality is added later. The following are the ...

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Prototyping methodology allows Rapid Application Development (RAD). It is used to create quick demos and mock-ups. There are many fourth generation RAD tools. This solution describes the RAD steps employed by prototyping methodology in contrast to SDLC.

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