Solid Software

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For courses in Software Reliability, Software Testing and Verification, Software Requirements, Software Metrics, and Software Engineering--Advanced Solid Software presents realistic techniques for analyzing and improving the quality and robustness of any software system or software-intensive product. Solid Software isn't theoretical: it's a relentlessly practical decision maker's guide to making intelligent, responsible trade-offs that lead to the best software at the best cost. Solid Software draws upon dozens of real-world examples, based on the author's extensive experience as software quality consultants, and interviews with key software decision makers worldwide. Whether you're a developer, project manager, architect, executive, manager, or regulator, it's your single source for improving software quality in the real world.

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Contents

Chapter
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Why Is This So Hard?
7
The Road Ahead
14
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

SHARI LAWRENCE PFLEEGER is President of Systems/Software, Inc., a leading software engineering consultancy. She has been founder/director of Howard University's Center for Research in Evaluating Software Technology, visiting scientist at the City University (London) Centre for Software Reliability, principal scientist at MITRE Corporation's Software Engineering Center, and manager of the measurement program at Contel Technology Center.

LES HATTON is managing partner at Oakwood Consulting, advising clients such as Ford and Philips on software system safety.

CHARLES C. HOWELL, Chief Engineer at MITRE Corporation, has served as Director of Consulting Services at Reliable Software Technologies and as Java Technologist at Sun Microsystems.

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