Software Engineering: The Current Practice (Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series)

Software Engineering: The Current Practice (Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series)

By: Vaclav Rajlich (author)Hardback

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Software Engineering: The Current Practice teaches students basic software engineering skills and helps practitioners refresh their knowledge and explore recent developments in the field, including software changes and iterative processes of software development. After a historical overview and an introduction to software technology and models, the book discusses the software change and its phases, including concept location, impact analysis, refactoring, actualization, and verification. It then covers the most common iterative processes: agile, directed, and centralized processes. The text also journeys through the software life span from the initial development of software from scratch to the final stages that lead toward software closedown. For Professionals The book gives programmers and software managers a unified view of the contemporary practice of software engineering. It shows how various developments fit together and fit into the contemporary software engineering mosaic. The knowledge gained from the book allows practitioners to evaluate and improve the software engineering processes in their projects. For Instructors Instructors have several options for using this classroom-tested material. Designed to be run in conjunction with the lectures, ideas for student projects include open source programs that use Java or C++ and range in size from 50 to 500 thousand lines of code. These projects emphasize the role of developers in a classroom-tailored version of the directed iterative process (DIP). For Students Students gain a real understanding of software engineering processes through the lectures and projects. They acquire hands-on experience with software of the size and quality comparable to that of industrial software. As is the case in the industry, students work in teams but have individual assignments and accountability.

About Author

Vaclav Rajlich is a professor and former chair of computer science at Wayne State University. Dr. Rajlich is an editorial board member of the Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution and the founder and permanent steering committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC). His research focuses on software evolution and comprehension.


INTRODUCTION History of Software Engineering Software Properties Origins of Software Birth of Software Engineering Third Paradigm: Iterative Approach Software Life Span Models Staged Model Variants of Staged Model Software Technologies Programming Languages and Compilers Object-Oriented Technology Version Control System Software Models Class Diagrams UML Activity Diagrams Class Dependency Graphs and Contracts SOFTWARE CHANGE Introduction to Software Change Characteristics of Software Change Phases of Software Change Requirements and Their Elicitation Requirements Analysis and Change Initiation Concepts and Concept Location Concepts Concept Location Is a Search Extraction of Significant Concepts (ESC) Concept Location by Grep Concept Location by Dependency Search Impact Analysis Impact Set Class Interaction Graphs Process of Impact Analysis Propagating Classes Alternatives in Software Change Tool Support for Impact Analysis Actualization Small Changes Changes Requiring New Classes Change Propagation Refactoring Extract Function Extract Base Class Extract Component Class Prefactoring and Postfactoring Verification Testing Strategies Unit Testing Functional Testing Structural Testing Regression and System Testing Code Inspection Conclusion of Software Change Build Process and New Baseline Preparing for Future Changes New Release SOFTWARE PROCESSES Introduction to Software Processes Characteristics of Software Processes Solo Iterative Process (SIP) Enacting and Measuring SIP Planning in SIP Team Iterative Processes Agile Iterative Process (AIP) Directed Iterative Process (DIP) Centralized Iterative Process (CIP) Initial Development Software Plan Initial Product Backlog Design Implementation Team Organizations for Initial Development Final Stages End of Software Evolution Servicing Phaseout and Closedown Reengineering CONCLUSION Related Topics Other Computing Disciplines Professional Ethics Software Management Software Ergonomics Software Engineering Research Example of Software Change Concept Location Impact Analysis Actualization Testing Example of SIP Initial Development Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Index A Summary, Further Reading and Topics, and References appear at the end of each chapter.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781439841228
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 315
  • ID: 9781439841228
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1439841225

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