Software Engineering

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/24/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in computer science and software engineering


The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering

Software Engineering introduces readers to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world’s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner.


The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing readers with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville’s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more advanced place to live.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to Software Engineering

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Software processes

Chapter 3: Agile software development

Chapter 4: Requirements engineering

Chapter 5: System modeling

Chapter 6: Architectural design

Chapter 7: Design and Implementation

Chapter 8: Software testing

Chapter 9: Software Evolution


Part 2 System Dependability and Security

Chapter 10: Dependable Systems

Chapter 11: Reliability engineering

Chapter 12: Safety Engineering

Chapter 13: Security Engineering


Part 3 Advanced Software Engineering

Chapter 15: Software Reuse

Chapter 16: Component-based Software Engineering

Chapter 17: Distributed Software Engineering

Chapter 18: Service-oriented Software Engineering

Chapter 19: Systems engineering

Chapter 20: Systems of systems

Chapter 21: Real-time software engineering


Part 4 Software management

Chapter 22: Project management

Chapter 23: Project planning

Chapter 24: Quality management

Chapter 25: Configuration management


Appendix: System requirements for the MentCare system

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