Beginning Software Engineering

  • 10h 57m
  • Rod Stephens
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

A complete introduction to building robust and reliable software Beginning Software Engineering demystifies the software engineering methodologies and techniques that professional developers use to design and build robust, efficient, and consistently reliable software. Free of jargon and assuming no previous programming, development, or management experience, this accessible guide explains important concepts and techniques that can be applied to any programming language. Each chapter ends with exercises that let you test your understanding and help you elaborate on the chapter's main concepts. Everything you need to understand waterfall, Sashimi, agile, RAD, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and many other development models is inside!

  • Describes in plain English what software engineering is
  • Explains the roles and responsibilities of team members working on a software engineering project
  • Outlines key phases that any software engineering effort must handle to produce applications that are powerful and dependable
  • Details the most popular software development methodologies and explains the different ways they handle critical development tasks
  • Incorporates exercises that expand upon each chapter's main ideas
  • Includes an extensive glossary of software engineering terms

About the Author

Rod Stephens started out as a mathematician, but while studying at MIT he discovered the joys of computer algorithms and has been programming professionally ever since. The author of more than 30 books, Rod is an award-winning instructor who speaks regularly at programming conferences and user's group meetings.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Software Engineering from 20,000 Feet
  • Before the Beginning
  • Project Management
  • Requirement Gathering
  • High-Level Design
  • Low-Level Design
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Deployment
  • Metrics
  • Maintenance
  • Predictive Models
  • Iterative Models
  • RAD
  • Glossary
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