Software Engineering 2nd Ed (Routledge)
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

This book provides a comprehensive, but concise introduction to software engineering, covering concepts, principles, design, construction, implementation, and management issues. It adopts a methodical approach to solving software engineering problems, that the authors Elvis C. Foster and Bradford A. Towle, Jr. say has been proven over several years of teaching, with outstanding results.


New in the Second Edition are chapters on software engineering projects, management support systems, software engineering frameworks and patterns as a significant building block for the design and construction of contemporary software systems, and emerging software engineering frontiers.

Author: Elvis C. Foster and Bradford A. Towle, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: July 2021
Pages: 578
ISBN: 978-0367746018
Print: 0367746018
Kindle: B097MPY6C4
Audience: General
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Category: Methodology


Topics covered:


  • Project management aids that are commonly used in software engineering
  • An overview of the software design phase, including a discussion of the software design process, design strategies, architectural design, interface design, database design, and design and development standards
  • User interface design
  • Operations design
  • Design considerations including system catalog, product documentation, user message management, design for real-time software, design for reuse, system security, and the agile effect
  • Human resource management from a software engineering perspective
  • Software economics
  • Software implementation issues that range from operating environments to the marketing of software
  • Software maintenance, legacy systems, and re-engineering


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