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A developer is

[a] person, or group, that designs and/or builds and/or documents and/or configures the hardware and/or software of computerized systems.[1]
[a] general term that includes: (i) developers or manufacturers of information systems, system components, or information system services; (ii) systems integrators; (iii) vendors; (iv) and product resellers. Development of systems, components, or services can occur internally within organizations (i.e., in-house development) or through external entities.[2]


  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 11 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-53, App. B, Glossary.

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