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Fundamentals of Software Engineering


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Table of Contents

1. Software Engineering: A Preview.
The Role of Software Engineering in System Design. A Shortened History of Software Engineering. The Role of the Software Engineer. The Software Life Cycle. The Relationship of Software Engineering to Other Areas of Computer Science. The Relationship of Software Engineering to Other Disciplines.

2. Software: Its Nature and Qualities.
Classification of Software Qualities. Representative Qualities. Quality Requirements in Different Application Areas. Measurement of Quality.

3. Software Engineering Principles.
Rigor and Formality. Separation of Concerns. Modularity. Abstraction. Anticipation of Change. Generality. Incrementality. Two Case Studies Illustrating Software Engineering Principles.

4. Software Design.
The Software Design Activity and its Objectives. Modularization Techniques. Handling Anomalies. A Case Study in Design. Concurrent Software. Object-Oriented Design. Architecture and Components.

5. Software Specification.
The Uses of Specifications. Specification Qualities. Classification of Specification Styles. Verification of Specifications. Operational Specifications. Descriptive Specifications. Building and Using Specifications in Practice.

6. Software Verification.
Goals and Requirements of Verification. Approaches to Verification. Testing. Analysis. Symbolic Execution. Model Checking. Putting it All Together. Debugging. Verifying Other Software Properties.

7. The Software Production Process.
What is a Software Process Model? Why Are Software Process Models Important? The Main Activities of Software Production. An Overview of Software Process Modes. Dealing with Legacy Software. Case Studies. Organizing the Process. Organizing Artifacts: Configuration Management. Software Standards.

8. Management of Software Engineering.
Management Functions. Project Planning. Project Control. Organization. Risk Management. Capability Maturity Model.

9. Software Engineering Tools and Environments.
Historical Evolution of Tools and Environments. Dimensions for Comparing Software Tools. Representative Tools. Tool Integration. Forces Influencing the Evolution of Tools.

10. Epilogue.
The Future. Ethics and Social Responsibility. Software Engineering Code of Ethics.

Case Studies.



About the Author

Carlo Ghezzi is a professor of computer science at the Politecnico di Milano, where he holds the chair of software engineering. He was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2000 for his contributions to software engineering research. Mehdi Jazayeri is a professor of computer science at the Technische Universitat Wien, where he holds the chair of distributed systems. He spent many years in software development at several Silicon Valley companies, including 10 years at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA. Dino Mandrioli is a professor of computer science at the Politecnico di Milano, where he holds the chair of theoretical computer science. His research interests are centered on the application of formal methods in the practice of software engineering.

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