What are the top software development methodologies?

What are the top software development methodologies? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these?

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The methodology meant for software development is considered as a structure used for planning and controlling the procedure of creating a specialized information system. There are different methodologies in software development like Agile, Rapid Application Development, Prototype, Lean etc. I came across this article which clearly explains 12 of the main software development methodologies in a simple, yet clear format.
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There are numerous software development methodologies such as Waterfall, Cleanroom, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Team Software Process (TSP), Personal Software Process, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP) and dozens of others. You can read about some of the most effective here.


Here are the few software development methodologies.

Dynamic system
Extreme methodology
Feature driven


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