Software Engineering

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Addison-Wesley, 2007 - Computers - 840 pages
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Software Engineering 8

The eighth edition of the best-selling introduction to software engineering is now updated with three new chapters on state-of-the-art topics.

New chapters in the 8th edition

O Security engineering, showing youhow you can design software to resist attacks and recover from damage;

O Service-oriented software engineering, explaininghow reusable web services can be used to develop new applications;

O Aspect-oriented software development, introducing new techniques based on the separation of concerns.

Key features

O Includes the latest developments in software engineering theory and practice, integrated with relevant aspects of systems engineering.

O Extensive coverage ofagile methods andreuse.

O Integrated coverage of system safety, security and reliability - illustrating best practice in developing critical systems.

O Two running case studies (an information system and a control system) illuminate different stages of thesoftware lifecycle.

Online resources

Visit to access a full range of resources for students and instructors.

In addition, a rich collection of resources including links to other web sites, teaching material on related courses and additional chapters is available at http: //

IAN SOMMERVILLE is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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After reviewing this book, we have dropped it from our recommended reading list for programmers. Although it provides a good overview, it lacks precision and insight. At the main books recommended to our engineers are as follows:
1. Code Complete
2. The Pragmatic Programmer
3. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
4. The C Programming Language
5. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
6. Introduction to Algorithms
7. The Mythical Man-Month
8. The Art of Computer Programming I-V
9. Head First Design Patterns
10. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Programming

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