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Software Engineering Challenges the Reader to Appreciate the Issues, Design Trade-Offs and Teamwork Required for Successful Software Development

Software Engineering Challenges the Reader to Appreciate the Issues, Design Trade-Offs and Teamwork Required for Successful Soft

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of “Software Engineering: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition” to their offering.

Software Engineering: Principles and Practice challenges the reader to appreciate the issues, design trade-offs and teamwork required for successful software development. This new edition has been brought fully up to date, with complete coverage of all aspects of the software lifecycle and a strong focus on all the skills needed to carry out software projects on time and within budget.

Highlights of the third edition include:

Fully updated chapters on requirements engineering and software architecture.

New chapters on component-based software engineering, service orientation and global software development.

Extensive coverage of the human and social aspects of software development.

Balanced coverage of both traditional, heavyweight development and agile, lightweight development approaches such as Extreme Programming (XP).

Written to support both introductory and advanced software engineering courses, this book is invaluable for everyone in software development and maintenance who wants an accessible account of the problems incurred in large-scale software development and the proposed solutions.

Hans van Vliet has been Professor of Software Engineering at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 1987.


1. Introduction
2. Software Management
3. The Software Life Cycle Revisited
4. Configuration Management
5. People Management and Team Organization
6. On Managing Software Quality
7. Cost Estimation
8. Project Planning and Control
9. Requirements Engineering
10. Software Architecture
11. Software Design
12. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
13. Testing
14. Software Maintenance
15. Formal Specification
16. User Interface Design
17. Software Reusability
18. Software Reliability
19. Software tools

Appendix A IS0 9001: Quality Systems

Appendix B IEEE Standard 730: Software Quality Assurance Plans

Appendix C IEEE Standard 830: Software Requirements Specifications

Appendix D IEEE Standard 1012: Software Verification and Validation Plans

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