Introduction to Software Engineering

2nd Edition

Ronald J. Leach

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published February 5, 2016
Textbook - 402 Pages - 98 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498705271 - CAT# K24760
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series

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  • Gives instructors the option of choosing which software development life cycle model to focus on, including the classical waterfall model, rapid prototyping model, spiral model, open source model, or agile method
  • Uses many examples that illustrate the successes and pitfalls of software projects
  • Encourages the reuse of existing software components in a systematic way
  • Discusses the typical viewpoints of software managers on relevant technical activities, giving students additional perspectives on software engineering
  • Presents state-of-the-art information on important software engineering trends
  • Provides the basis for team software projects
  • Includes a case study of an actual complex project created using an agile development process

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Practical Guidance on the Efficient Development of High-Quality Software

Introduction to Software Engineering, Second Edition equips students with the fundamentals to prepare them for satisfying careers as software engineers regardless of future changes in the field, even if the changes are unpredictable or disruptive in nature. Retaining the same organization as its predecessor, this second edition adds considerable material on open source and agile development models.

The text helps students understand software development techniques and processes at a reasonably sophisticated level. Students acquire practical experience through team software projects. Throughout much of the book, a relatively large project is used to teach about the requirements, design, and coding of software. In addition, a continuing case study of an agile software development project offers a complete picture of how a successful agile project can work.

The book covers each major phase of the software development life cycle, from developing software requirements to software maintenance. It also discusses project management and explains how to read software engineering literature. Three appendices describe software patents, command-line arguments, and flowcharts.


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