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Effective Methods for Software Engineering

1st Edition

By Boyd L. Summers

Auerbach Publications

192 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367458386
pub: 2020-04-22
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Software is important because it is used by a great many people in companies and institutions. This book presents engineering methods for designing and building software. Based on the author’s experience as a software programmer and engineering in the defense and aerospace industries, the book explains how to ensure software is programmed and operates per requirements to be available for implementation and use. It also shows how to develop, operate, and maintain software engineering capabilities by instilling an engineering discipline to support programming, design, builds and delivery to customers. The book helps software engineers to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of software standards and requirements for engineering.
  • Select the appropriate programming and design techniques.
  • Effectively use software engineering tools and applications.
  • Create specification to communicate the software standards and requirements.
  • Utilize various standards and requirement techniques to identify defects.
  • Manage changes to standards and requirements.

Besides taking a technical view, the book discusses how software engineers have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure that the software they design and program does not cause serious problems. Software engineers tend to be concerned with the technical elegance of their software products and tools. Customers tend to be concerned only with whether a software product meets their needs and is easy and ready to use. The book looks at these two sides of software development and the challenges they present for software engineering.

A critical understanding of software engineering empowers developers to choose the right methods for achieving effective results. Effective Methods for Software Engineering guides software programmers and developers to develop this critical understanding that is so crucial in today’s software-dependent society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Role of Software Engineering

Chapter 2. Software Engineering Peer Reviews

Chapter 3. Systems Engineering Capabilities

Chapter 4. Systems Engineering Requirements

Chapter 5. Software Engineering Problems and Solutions

Chapter 6. Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest

Chapter 7. C++ Programming

Chapter 8. Software Configuration Management

Chapter 9. Software Quality Engineering

Chapter 10. Verification and Validation

Chapter 11. Management Support for Software Engineering

Chapter 12. Agile for Software Engineering

Chapter 13. Software Engineering Test Results

Chapter 14. Software Programs and Projects Worked

Chapter 15. Software Engineering Production

Chapter 16. CMMI For Software Engineering

About the Author

Boyd L. Summers is a retired software engineer, formerly with The Boeing Company, and is currently a software technology and quality consultant for BL Summers Consulting LLC living in Florence, Arizona. Boyd is an author of the three software technology books: Software Engineering Reviews and Audits and Effective Methods for Software and Systems Integration, and Effective Processes for Quality Assurance. He contributes to articles to software engineering journals and magazines. His areas of expertise include software engineering, software programming, software requirements, software test and evaluation, software configuration management, software quality assurance, quality assurance, audits, reviews and software engineering evaluations. He is a speaker and a board member of numerous Software and Quality control conferences in the United States and international countries around the world.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General