What Every Engineer Should Know about Software Engineering

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CRC Press, Apr 25, 2007 - Computers - 328 pages
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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    Contents

    Chapter 1 The Profession of Software Engineering
    1
    Chapter 2 Software Properties Processes and Standards
    15
    Chapter 3 Software Requirements Specification
    43
    Chapter 4 Designing Software
    83
    Chapter 5 Building Software
    113
    Chapter 6 Software Quality Assurance
    145
    Chapter 7 Managing Software Projects and Software Engineers
    193
    Chapter 8 The Future of Software Engineering
    231
    Software Requirements for a Wastewater Pumping Station Wet Well Control System rev 010100
    251
    Software Design for a Wastewater Pumping Station Wet Well Control System rev 010100
    265
    Object Models for a Wastewater Pumping Station Wet Well Control System
    287
    Index
    293
    Back cover
    313
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