Software Engineering: A Programming Approach (3rd Edition)

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9780201648560: Software Engineering: A Programming Approach (3rd Edition)

This comprehensive revision continues to build upon the distinctive programming approach that differentiates this book from other software engineering texts in the market. The rationale behind this "bottom-up" approach, one that is much more pragmatic than other software engineering texts, is that students need to understand and be able to apply programming principles before they can contemplate the concepts involved in software engineering. Douglas Bell has updated its content to reflect current trends and new advancements in the field as well as adding new pedagogical features, such as an initial overview of the software process. This will show students how the various topics of software engineering tie together. Includes examples and discussions of Java:UML.

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This is the second edition of a very successful book and has been revised extensively throughout to bring it up to date. The new edition retains the clear, simple style in which very little background is assumed and the chapters are independently organized. Suitable for use in government and industrial training programs.

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Software Engineering: A Programming Approach provides a unique introduction to software engineering for all students of computer science and its related disciplines. It is also ideal for practitioners in the software industry who wish to keep track of new developments in the discipline.

The third edition is an update of the original text written by Bell, Morrey and Pugh and further develops the programming approach taken by these authors. The new edition however, being updated by a single author, presents a more coherent and fully integrated text. It also includes recent developments in the field and new chapters include those on: formal development, software management, prototyping, process models and user interface design.

The programming approach emphasized in this text builds on the reader¿s understanding of small-scale programming and extends this knowledge into the realm of large-scale software engineering. This helps the student to understand the current challenges of software engineering as well as developing an understanding of the broad range of techniques and tools that are currently available in the industry.

Particular features of the third edition are:
· a pragmatic, non-mathematical approach
· an overview of the software development process is included
· self-test questions in each chapter ensure understanding of the topic
· extensive exercises are provided at the end of each chapter
· an accompanying website extends and updates material in the book
· use of Java throughout as an illustrative programming language
· consistent use of UML as a design notation

Douglas Bell is a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, England. He has authored and co-authored a number of texts including, most recently, Java for Students.

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