This week's book giveaway is in the Other Open Source APIs forum. We're giving away four copies of Storm Applied and have Sean Allen, Peter Pathirana & Matthew Jankowski on-line! See this thread for details.
I want to know about SDLC(Software Development Life Cycle). Is there any good tutorial or articles on SDLC to learn. If so, please provide the link. I want to know how SDLC is exactly fit into the project that we are supposed to do. If anybody have the sample thing like that, it will be useful.
SDLC is a catch-all or umbrella (dending on whether you turn it up or down I guess) for all the things you do in a project. There is a pretty perky industry around books and tools that help you understand and remember all the right steps. Of course, no two of them list exactly the same steps, but they'll all talk about things like starting the project with a good understanding of what everyone expects from it, learning the details about what it should do, designing, coding, testing, deploying, running the system, shutting it down when it becomes obsolete. They might get heavily into how to plan and manage or how to design and code.
Rational Unified Process (RUP) is probably the best known process today. You can use it in many different ways so it's pretty hard to pin down just what it's like.
If you scan this forum you'll find us mostly interested in the "Agile" movement toward processes that focus on delivering running software instead of producing documents and passing through process gates. These processes run requirements gathering, design, coding and testing on very small chunks of software in short iterations so you can't say things like "We're in the design phase of the project now"