Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/23/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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For almost three decades, Roger Pressman's Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach has been the world's leading textbook in software engineering. The new eighth edition represents a major restructuring and update of previous editions, solidifying the book's position as the most comprehensive guide to this important subject.

The eighth edition of Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach has been designed to consolidate and restructure the content introduced over the past two editions of the book. The chapter structure will return to a more linear presentation of software engineering topics with a direct emphasis on the major activities that are part of a generic software process. Content will focus on widely used software engineering methods and will de-emphasize or completely eliminate discussion of secondary methods, tools and techniques. The intent is to provide a more targeted, prescriptive, and focused approach, while attempting to maintain SEPA's reputation as a comprehensive guide to software engineering.

The 39 chapters of the eighth edition are organized into five parts - Process, Modeling, Quality Management, Managing Software Projects, and Advanced Topics. The book has been revised and restructured to improve pedagogical flow and emphasize new and important software engineering processes and practices.

Table of Contents

1 The Nature of Software

2 Software Engineering

Part One The Software Process

3 Software Process Structure

4 Process Models

5 Agile Development

6 Human Aspects of Software Engineering

Part Two Modeling

7 Principles That Guide Practice

8 Understanding Requirements

9 Requirements Modeling: Scenario-Based Methods

10 Requirements Modeling: Class-Based Methods

11 Requirements Modeling: Behavior, Patterns, and Web/Mobile Apps

12 Design Concepts

13 Architectural Design

14 Component-Level Design

15 User Interface Design

16 Pattern-Based Design

17 WebApp Design

18 MobileApp Design

Part Three Quality Management

19 Quality Concepts

20 Review Techniques

21 Software Quality Assurance

22 Software Testing Strategies

23 Testing Conventional Applications

24 Testing Object-Oriented Applications

25 Testing Web Applications

26 Testing MobileApps

27 Security Engineering

28 Formal Modeling and Verification

29 Software Configuration Management

30 Product Metrics

Part Four Managing Software Projects

31 Project Management Concepts

32 Process and Project Metrics

33 Estimation for Software Projects

34 Project Scheduling

35 Risk Management

36 Maintenance and Reengineering

Part Five Advanced Topics

37 Software Process Improvement

38 Emerging Trends in Software Engineering

39 Concluding Comments

Appendix I-An Introduction to UML

Appendix II-Object-Oriented Concepts

Appendix III-Formal Methods

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Great Book for The Fundamentals October 29, 2014
"Pretty interesting coverage of stuff like algorithms, Big O notation and other fundamental concepts. Once you know the basics, you'll be way better equipped to solve higher level, language agnostic problems."
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