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Overview

Do you…

  • Use a computer to perform analysis or simulations in your daily work?
  • Write short scripts or record macros to perform repetitive tasks?
  • Need to integrate off-the-shelf software into your systems or require multiple applications to work together?
  • Find yourself spending too much time working the kinks out of your code?
  • Work with software engineers on a regular basis but have difficulty communicating or collaborating?

If any of these sound familiar, then you may need a quick primer in the principles of software engineering. Nearly every engineer, regardless of field, will need to develop some form of software during their career. Without exposure to the challenges, processes, and limitations of software engineering, developing software can be a burdensome and inefficient chore.

In What Every Engineer Should Know about Software Engineering, Phillip Laplante introduces the profession of software engineering along with a practical approach to understanding, designing, and building sound software based on solid principles. Using a unique question-and-answer format, this book addresses the issues and misperceptions that engineers need to understand in order to successfully work with software engineers, develop specifications for quality software, and learn the basics of the most common programming languages, development approaches, and paradigms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849372285
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/9/2007
  • Series: What Every Engineer Should Know Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

THE PROFESSION OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Introduction
Software Engineering as an Engineering Profession
Standards and Certifications
Misconceptions about Software Engineering
Further Reading
SOFTWARE PROPERTIES, PROCESSES, AND STANDARDS
Introduction
Characteristics of Software
Software Processes and Methodologies
Software Standards
Further Reading
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATION
Introduction
Requirements Engineering Concepts
Requirements Specifications
Requirements Elicitation
Requirements Modeling
Requirements Documentation
Recommendations on Requirements
Further Reading
DESIGNING SOFTWARE
Introduction
Software Design Concepts
Software Design Modeling
Pattern-Based Design
Design Documentation
Further Reading
BUILDING SOFTWARE
Introduction
Programming Languages
Software Construction Tools
Becoming a Better Code Developer
Further Reading
SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
Introduction
Quality Models and Standards
Software Testing
Metrics
Fault Tolerance
Maintenance and Reusability
Further Reading
MANAGING SOFTWARE PROJECTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
Introduction
Software Engineers Are People Too
Project Management Basics
Tracking and Reporting Progress
Software Cost Estimation
Project Cost Justification
Risk Management
Further Reading
THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Introduction
Open Source
Outsourcing and Offshoring
Global Software Development
Further Reading
APPENDIX A: SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR A WASTEWATER PUMPING STATION WET WELL CONTROL SYSTEM (REV. 01.01.00)
Introduction
Overall Description
Specific Requirements
References
APPENDIX B: SOFTWARE DESIGN FOR A WASTEWATER PUMPING STATION WET WELL CONTROL SYSTEM (REV. 01.01.00)
Introduction
Overall Description
Design Decomposition
References
APPENDIX C: OBJECT MODELS FOR A WASTEWATER PUMPING STATION WET WELL CONTROL SYSTEM
INDEX

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