There are Six Phases to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and Xano is designed to support you and your team through each one.
Before you start building, we wanted to share some best practices around how to think about creating your product or service. If you don't need to learn this, you can go straight to setting up your Database.
When you have an idea for an app or a project that you'd like to build, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and not even know where to begin. Regardless of whether you're on your own or with a team, it's important to have a framework around how you approach designing, launching, and maintaining your application. Luckily, when building in Xano, you can leverage a tried and tested methodology called the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
There areSix Phases to the Software Development Life cycle, and Xano was designed to support you and your team through each one.
The first stage of the SLDC usually consists of two parts which start with gathering requirements from your customers or relevant stakeholders, ensuring you are solving a real problem, then analyzing the feasibility of creating the product, revenue potential, cost, and more. Once you decide what you're building is in line with stakeholder goals, addresses user needs, and is feasible to create, you can move to the second stage.
The design phase is where you start to put your ideas to paper. This might include creating actual designs in a tool like Figma, or going higher level and using a tool like Miro to create a wireframe or flowchart. From a Xano perspective, this is where you would start designing a data model (video tutorial).
With a solid foundation to work with, this phase is where the actual development happens and where you turn specifications and designs into an actual product. This phase usually takes the most time, so setting expectations with yourself and the stakeholders you are working with is important.
Xano helps accelerate this stage with features like: