Many years ago, people used to rely on Lotus 123 to get work on the computer. WordStar was the program of choice when preparing documents. Years later, Microsoft hit the market that was followed by other operating systems such as Linux and Macintosh.
Ever since Microsoft started in the 1990?s, various improvements have been made and the latest edition to the family is Windows XP. Why the upgrades some may ask? This is to satisfy the requirements of businesses and end users who are not satisfied with the current systems.
How does the company know that people are not satisfied? When systems fail, a report is generated that is then sent to the corporate office. Software designers will then find answers to this problems and then release product updates or a new program to the public, which is what prototyping, is all about.
But there are many ways to create a new prototype. The most common, which is making a few alterations to the program, is what is called prototype refactoring. After all, computer codes are identified in numbers such as 1 or 0 and most users want he problem fixed rather than going out and buying a new one.
This case also applies for automobiles so a customer who had a problem for example with the automatic transmission system will go back to the dealer to have this repaired instead of buying a new car.
Software developers usually try to solve two contradictions in order for it to work. This is like hitting two birds with one stone so a lot can be achieved with less effort and here are a few ways how this is done.
The first is by reviewing the HTML application that can be edited using Macromedia Dreamweaver. When the changes have been made, this can be saved and an update can be sent to the end user.
The second is by using MS Visio. This is better known as a drawing tool but those who are experts in making programs also use this to make alterations in the settings panel to make it work.
The last is by doing something with the worksheet compiler. Believe it or not, developers can make improvements by simply using tools such as Microsoft Word or Excel.
The three just mentioned proves that there are ways to conduct prototype refactoring without doing a major overhaul of the system. The fact is, the system works and the software developer has to fix a few glitches.