Dr Ahmed Hassan Publishes Paper in International Journal of Development Research


UMST’s Director of the Computer Center and deputy dean of the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology has published two papers in the International Journal of Development Research.

The paper, entitled ‘Differences Between Software and Web-Based Systems Development’ explores the reasons why software development methodologies have failed in developing web based systems.


It has been found that the conventional software engineering models such as for example Waterfall model, Prototyping, Incremental, Spiral, Rational Unified process (RUP) and Extreme programming (XP) cannot be used directly or not applicable for the development of web based systems (Kumar and Sangwan 2011). This is because Web applications have unique characteristics that make Web development different and more difficult than traditional software development. In this paper, the reasons of why software development methodologies failed in developing web based systems will be shown.