Masterminds Software Development Standards

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Masterminds Software Development Standards cover image.The Masterminds Software Development Standards is required reading by Formidable Masterminds Developers. It is an enterprise-level standards document, part of any good System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). I should know! I wrote the Ultimate Guide to the SDLC in 2010.

The Masterminds Software Development Standards helps our developers build top-tier commercial software products for Formidable Forms. If you want to learn more about developing your own standards, improving the ones you have, or are just curious about what an enterprise approach is exactly, please feel free to download the Masterminds Software Development Standards.

The Masterminds Software Development Standards document is published under the GNU Free Documentation License. This means that the document is "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or non-commercially.

Secondarily, the GNU Free Documentation License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.


Masterminds Software Development Standards is an enterprise-level Formidable/WordPress software standards document modeled after a paper written by Mike Buckley, Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Buckley contributed his paper as a downloadable resource for "The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC".

"SDLC" is an acronym for System Development Life Cycle. The paper is included on the downloadable content for Chapter 7—Design and Development. You may download Buckley's paper here: General Style and Coding Standards for Software Projects by Mike Buckley

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