The creation and maintenance of applications and frameworks through computer programming, documentation, testing and debugging, involved in a software release cycle which consequently gives a software product, is called software development.
There are several purposes for which software is needed. It could be as per the requirements of a client or for personal ease of working as for instance a professor at university develops software for storing students GPA. It could also be to target a particular prototype of users such as the ones using social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.
Nowadays, software development is something every other company might resort to whether it is a pharmaceutical company or perhaps a medical laboratory. Particular software for indigenous purposes has become mandatory as computers have replaced manual records stored in a stack of files.
Having said that, it is almost unnecessary to press upon how bright a scope software development has in USA. If one has job title as Lead software development engineer, the average salary scale for that person in USA would be between $73k to $145k per year if a conservative estimate of bonuses is $19k and for some cases we include profit sharing up to $25k.
As the world has seen evolution of manual operations into computers and still witnesses the improvisations of computers into smaller, faster and more user-friendly versions, software development has been on a revolutionary course also. A good software engineer with exceptionally well aptitude at writing codes is expected to succeed by leaps and bounds in present USA; a USA that is governed by computers.