Software Engineering: Principles and Practice Paperback – May 30 2008
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"...novices and those who simply feel unclear about the big picture in software engineering should definitely put an order in for this book straight away" -- Application Development Adviser, December 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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. A companion website with additional resources for students and instructors can be found at www.wileyeurope.com/college/van vlietSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
As most SW engineers in my teams are university graduates, they already possess some theoretical knowledge in software enginering. What they lack is the know-how of translating theory into practice. Such wisdom is normally obtained after years and years of work (if at all). A good book enabling the engineer to climb faster up the learning curve and shorten this learning period would be invaluable to me.
Most SW engineering books teach theory, not practice. Thus, I approached this book named "Software Engineering: Principles AND PRACTICE " with great expectations. In short - I was very disappointed.
Not that it's a bad book. It is well written, and the theoretical part may serve well as a textbook, probably even aiding students to pass their SW engineering 101 course. However, I found the practical part of the book very lacking: No real tips. No real insights. Nothing really bright here. Definitely not something that would help somebody write better applications, produce high quality products on time, and eventually advance his/her career. NOT WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR.
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This book however does not go into details on the HOW, and was left me a little unsatisfied on best practices, and how to improve my skills as a software engineer.
This book is great for students as well as professionals involved in Software Engineering. It gives students an overview of what to expect in a software shop, but is more of a reference book for professionals to give a little further insight into the different aspects of the SDLC.
Cons: the reading can be very, very dry at times.