Software Engineering / Edition 2

Software Engineering / Edition 2

by Ian Sommerville
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201142295

ISBN-13: 9780201142297

Pub. Date: 11/01/1985

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

The new edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive discussion of software engineering techniques and shows how they can be applied in practical software projects. This book features new coverage of the software process and software process technology, system integration, requirements management, and risk analysis, as well as new chapters on

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The new edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive discussion of software engineering techniques and shows how they can be applied in practical software projects. This book features new coverage of the software process and software process technology, system integration, requirements management, and risk analysis, as well as new chapters on pattern-based reuse, distributed system engineering, and legacy systems. Sommerville has incorporated a more object-oriented approach in this edition—using UML and Java—and has removed much of the material on CASE, formal methods, and Ada, making the book more in tune with current technology and practice. A new discussion of professional ethics in the introduction helps to make readers aware of the responsibilities that come with engineering software. The sixth edition uses Java for all programming examples, and bases all design examples on UML notation. It includes new chapters on pattern-based reuse, distributed system engineering, and legacy systems, as well as new coverage of the software process and software process technology, system integration, requirements management, and risk analysis. This book is designed for readers needing a general introduction to software engineering (development, management, and evolution), especially with regard to system requirements engineering and critical systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201142297
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
11/01/1985
Series:
International Computer Science Series
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
318

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Key points, Further reading, and Exercises.)

I. OVERVIEW.

1. Introduction.
FAQs About software engineering.
Professional and ethical responsibility.

2. Computer-based system engineering.
Emergent system properties.
Systems and their environment.
System modelling.
The system engineering process.
System procurement.

3. Software Processes.
Software process models.
Process iteration.
Software Specification.
Software design and implementation.
Software validation.
Software evolution.
Automated process support.

4. Project management.
Management activities.
Project planning.
Project scheduling.
Risk management.

II. REQUIREMENTS.

5. Software requirements.
Functional and non-functional requirements.
User requirements.
System requirements.
The software requirements document.

6. Requirements engineering processes.
Feasibility studies.
Requirements elicitation and analysis.
Requirements validation.
Requirements management.

7. System Models.
Context models.
Behavioural models.
Data models.
Object models.
CASE workbenches.

8. Software prototyping.
Prototyping in the software process.
Rapid prototyping techniques.
User interface prototyping.

9. Formal Specification.
Formal specification in the software process.
Interface specification.
Behavioural specification.

III. DESIGN.

10. Architectural design.
System structuring.
Control models.
Modular decomposition.
Domain-specific architectures.

11. Distributed systems design.
Multiprocessor architectures.
Client-server architectures.
Distributed object architectures.
CORBA.

12. Object-oriented design.
Objects and object classes.
An object-oriented design process.
Design evolution.

13. Real-time software design.
System design.
Real-time executives.
Monitoring and control systems.
Data acquisition systems.

14. Design with Reuse.
Component-based development.

Application families.
Design patterns.

15. User interface design.
User interface design principles.
User interaction.
Information presentation.
User support.
Interface evaluation.

IV. CRITICAL SYSTEMS.

16. Dependability.
Critical systems.
Availability and reliability.
Safety.
Security.

17. Critical systems specification.
Software reliability specification.
Safety specification.
Security specification.

18. Critical systems development.
Fault minimisation.
Fault tolerance.
Fault-tolerant architectures.
Safe system design.

V. VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION.

19. Verification and validation.
Verification and validation planning.
Software inspections.
Automated static analysis.
Cleanroom software development.

20. Software testing.
Defect testing.
Integration testing.
Object-oriented testing.

21. Critical systems validation.
Formal methods and critical systems.
Reliability validation.
Safety assurance.
Security assessment.

VI. MANAGEMENT.

22. Managing people.
Limits to thinking.
Group working.
Choosing and keeping people.
The People Capability Maturity Model.

23. Software cost estimation.
Productivity.
Estimation techniques.
Algorithmic cost modelling.
Project duration and staffing.

24. Quality management.
Quality assurance and standards.
Quality planning.
Quality control.
Software measurement and metrics.

25. Process Improvement.
Process and product quality.
Process analysis and modelling.
Process measurement.
The SEI Process Capability Maturity Model.
Process classification.

VII. EVOLUTION.

26. Legacy Systems.
Legacy system structures.
Legacy system design.
Legacy system assessment.

27. Software change.
Program evolution dynamics.
Software maintenance.
Architectural evolution.

28. Software re-engineering.
Source code translation.
Reverse engineering.
Program structure improvement.
Program modularisation.
Data re-engineering.

29. Configuration management.
Configuration management planning.
Change management.
Version and release management.
System building.
CASE tools for configuration management.

References.
Index.

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