Essentials of Software Engineering

Author: Tsui
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284130096
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Medical

Written for the undergraduate, one-term course, Essentials of Software Engineering, Fourth Edition provides students with a systematic engineering approach to software engineering principles and methodologies. Comprehensive, yet concise, the Fourth Edition includes new information on areas of high interest to computer scientists, including Big Data and developing in the cloud.

Essentials of Software Engineering

Author: Frank Tsui
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284106008
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Computers

Written for the undergraduate, one-term course, Essentials of Software Engineering, Fourth Edition provides students with a systematic engineering approach to software engineering principles and methodologies. Comprehensive, yet concise, the Fourth Edition includes new information on areas of high interest to computer scientists, including Big Data and developing in the cloud.

Software Essentials

Author: Adair Dingle
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439841211
Release Date: 2014-07-07
Genre: Computers

Winner of a 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award, Software Essentials: Design and Construction explicitly defines and illustrates the basic elements of software design and construction, providing a solid understanding of control flow, abstract data types (ADTs), memory, type relationships, and dynamic behavior. This text evaluates the benefits and overhead of object-oriented design (OOD) and analyzes software design options. With a structured but hands-on approach, the book: Delineates malleable and stable characteristics of software design Explains how to evaluate the short- and long-term costs and benefits of design decisions Compares and contrasts design solutions, such as composition versus inheritance Includes supportive appendices and a glossary of over 200 common terms Covers key topics such as polymorphism, overloading, and more While extensive examples are given in C# and/or C++, often demonstrating alternative solutions, design—not syntax—remains the focal point of Software Essentials: Design and Construction. About the Cover: Although capacity may be a problem for a doghouse, other requirements are usually minimal. Unlike skyscrapers, doghouses are simple units. They do not require plumbing, electricity, fire alarms, elevators, or ventilation systems, and they do not need to be built to code or pass inspections. The range of complexity in software design is similar. Given available software tools and libraries—many of which are free—hobbyists can build small or short-lived computer apps. Yet, design for software longevity, security, and efficiency can be intricate—as is the design of large-scale systems. How can a software developer prepare to manage such complexity? By understanding the essential building blocks of software design and construction.

Writing Mobile Code

Author: Ivo Salmre
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: UOM:39015059273881
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

A truly essential guide for the many programmers writing - or thinking of writing - applications for the new generation of mobile devices.

Fundamentals of Dependable Computing for Software Engineers

Author: John Knight
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439862551
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: Computers

Fundamentals of Dependable Computing for Software Engineers presents the essential elements of computer system dependability. The book describes a comprehensive dependability-engineering process and explains the roles of software and software engineers in computer system dependability. Readers will learn: Why dependability matters What it means for a system to be dependable How to build a dependable software system How to assess whether a software system is adequately dependable The author focuses on the actions needed to reduce the rate of failure to an acceptable level, covering material essential for engineers developing systems with extreme consequences of failure, such as safety-critical systems, security-critical systems, and critical infrastructure systems. The text explores the systems engineering aspects of dependability and provides a framework for engineers to reason and make decisions about software and its dependability. It also offers a comprehensive approach to achieve software dependability and includes a bibliography of the most relevant literature. Emphasizing the software engineering elements of dependability, this book helps software and computer engineers in fields requiring ultra-high levels of dependability, such as avionics, medical devices, automotive electronics, weapon systems, and advanced information systems, construct software systems that are dependable and within budget and time constraints.

The Essence of Software Engineering

Author: Ivar Jacobson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133153132
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Computers

SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) is an international initiative designed to identify a common ground, or universal standard, for software engineering. It is supported by some of the most distinguished contributors to the field. Creating a simple language to describe methods and practices, the SEMAT team expresses this common ground as a kernel–or framework–of elements essential to all software development. The Essence of Software Engineering introduces this kernel and shows how to apply it when developing software and improving a team’s way of working. It is a book for software professionals, not methodologists. Its usefulness to development team members, who need to evaluate and choose the best practices for their work, goes well beyond the description or application of any single method. “Software is both a craft and a science, both a work of passion and a work of principle. Writing good software requires both wild flights of imagination and creativity, as well as the hard reality of engineering tradeoffs. This book is an attempt at describing that balance.” —Robert Martin (unclebob) “The work of Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues, started as part of the SEMAT initiative, has taken a systematic approach to identifying a ‘kernel’ of software engineering principles and practices that have stood the test of time and recognition.” —Bertrand Meyer “The software development industry needs and demands a core kernel and language for defining software development practices—practices that can be mixed and matched, brought on board from other organizations; practices that can be measured; practices that can be integrated; and practices that can be compared and contrasted for speed, quality, and price. This thoughtful book gives a good grounding in ways to think about the problem, and a language to address the need, and every software engineer should read it.” —Richard Soley

Empirical Research in Software Engineering

Author: Ruchika Malhotra
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498719735
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Computers

Empirical research has now become an essential component of software engineering yet software practitioners and researchers often lack an understanding of how the empirical procedures and practices are applied in the field. Empirical Research in Software Engineering: Concepts, Analysis, and Applications shows how to implement empirical research processes, procedures, and practices in software engineering. Written by a leading researcher in empirical software engineering, the book describes the necessary steps to perform replicated and empirical research. It explains how to plan and design experiments, conduct systematic reviews and case studies, and analyze the results produced by the empirical studies. The book balances empirical research concepts with exercises, examples, and real-life case studies, making it suitable for a course on empirical software engineering. The author discusses the process of developing predictive models, such as defect prediction and change prediction, on data collected from source code repositories. She also covers the application of machine learning techniques in empirical software engineering, includes guidelines for publishing and reporting results, and presents popular software tools for carrying out empirical studies.

Essential Software Architecture

Author: Ian Gorton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642191762
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Computers

Job titles like “Technical Architect” and “Chief Architect” nowadays abound in software industry, yet many people suspect that “architecture” is one of the most overused and least understood terms in professional software development. Gorton’s book tries to resolve this dilemma. It concisely describes the essential elements of knowledge and key skills required to be a software architect. The explanations encompass the essentials of architecture thinking, practices, and supporting technologies. They range from a general understanding of structure and quality attributes through technical issues like middleware components and service-oriented architectures to recent technologies like model-driven architecture, software product lines, aspect-oriented design, and the Semantic Web, which will presumably influence future software systems. This second edition contains new material covering enterprise architecture, agile development, enterprise service bus technologies, RESTful Web services, and a case study on how to use the MeDICi integration framework. All approaches are illustrated by an ongoing real-world example. So if you work as an architect or senior designer (or want to someday), or if you are a student in software engineering, here is a valuable and yet approachable knowledge source for you.

Software Engineering

Author: Elvis Foster
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484208472
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Computers

This text provides a comprehensive, but concise introduction to software engineering. It adopts a methodical approach to solving software engineering problems proven over several years of teaching, with outstanding results. The book covers concepts, principles, design, construction, implementation, and management issues of software systems. Each chapter is organized systematically into brief, reader-friendly sections, with itemization of the important points to be remembered. Diagrams and illustrations also sum up the salient points to enhance learning. Additionally, the book includes a number of the author’s original methodologies that add clarity and creativity to the software engineering experience, while making a novel contribution to the discipline. Upholding his aim for brevity, comprehensive coverage, and relevance, Foster’s practical and methodical discussion style gets straight to the salient issues, and avoids unnecessary topics and minimizes theoretical coverage.

A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW

Author: Jon Conway
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 0130093653
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Create more robust, more flexible LabVIEW applications through software design principles! Writing LabVIEW software to perform a complex task is never easy especially when those last-minute feature requests cause a complexity explosion in your system, forcing you to rework much of your code! Jon Conway and Steve Watts offer a better solution: "LCOD-LabVIEW Component Oriented Design" which, for the first time, applies the theories and principles of software design to LabVIEW programming. The material is presented in a lighthearted, engaging manner that makes learning enjoyable, even if you're not a computer scientist. LCOD software engineering techniques make your software more robust and better able to handle complexity by making it simpler! Even large, industrial-grade applications become manageable.Design to embrace flexibility first, making changes and bug fixes much less painfulPragmatic discussion of the authors' tried and tested techniques, written by and for working programmersCovers design principles; LCOD overview, implementation, and complementary techniques; engineering essentials; style issues; and moreComplete with practical advice on requirements gathering, prototyping, user interface design, and "rich with examples" Work through an example LCOD project (all code included on companion Web site) to tie the lessons together This book is intended for test engineers, system integrators, electronics engineers, software engineers, and other intermediate to advanced LabVIEW programmers. None of the methods discussed are complex, so users can benefit as soon as they are proficient with the syntax of LabVIEW.Go to the companion Web site located at http: // for full source code and book updates. "

Beginning Software Engineering

Author: Rod Stephens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118969168
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Computers

A complete introduction to building robust and reliable software Beginning Software Engineering demystifies the software engineering methodologies and techniques that professional developers use to design and build robust, efficient, and consistently reliable software. Free of jargon and assuming no previous programming, development, or management experience, this accessible guide explains important concepts and techniques that can be applied to any programming language. Each chapter ends with exercises that let you test your understanding and help you elaborate on the chapter's main concepts. Everything you need to understand waterfall, Sashimi, agile, RAD, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and many other development models is inside! Describes in plain English what software engineering is Explains the roles and responsibilities of team members working on a software engineering project Outlines key phases that any software engineering effort must handle to produce applications that are powerful and dependable Details the most popular software development methodologies and explains the different ways they handle critical development tasks Incorporates exercises that expand upon each chapter's main ideas Includes an extensive glossary of software engineering terms

Software Engineering Process with the UPEDU

Author: Pierre N. Robillard
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: UCSC:32106011321699
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

This book provides a general introduction to the essentials of the software development process, that series of activities that facilitate developing better software in less time. It starts with the basic aspects of software process which are the methods, tools and the concepts of the software life cycle. The second and third parts emphasize the engineering and management disciplines that are the core of any software engineering process. The fourth part, which is concerned with the quality aspects of software process, presents the aspects of process assessment and measurement. The last chapter introduces a software process metamodel, which is the theoretical foundation for any software process. The approach is general, and the explanations are not tied to a particular commercial process. The book includes an ongoing case study example which does use the Unified Process for Education, which is derived from The Rational Unified Process. This book thus enables readers to gain experience with some of the basics of the Rational Unified Process the industry's most powerful tool for incorporating the best practices into software development and prepares them to work with any organization's software process. The book includes a robust Website with all the sample deliverables and artifacts created from the case study, as well as chapter-by-chapter sections with further, up-to-date readings on process advancements, the PDF files for all the figures in the book, links to Software Engineering news sites, chapter by chapter information on commercial tools, industry standards, etc.


Author: S. A. KELKAR
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120332725
Release Date: 2007-09-13
Genre: Computers

A decade ago nobody could have imagined the crucial role that software would play in our everyday life. The artificial boundaries between hardware, software, telecommunication, and many other disciplines are getting blurred very rapidly. This book presents the essentials of theory and practice of software engineering in an abstracted form. Presenting the information based on software development life cycle, the text guides the students through all the stages of software production—Requirements, Designing, Construction, Testing and Maintenance. Key Features : Emphasizes on non-coding areas Includes appendices on “need to know” basis Makes the learning easier as organized by software development life cycle This text is well suited for academic courses on Software Engineering or for conducting training programmes for software professionals. This book will be equally useful to the instructors of software engineering as well as busy professionals who wish to grasp the essentials of software engineering without attending a formal instructional course.