Abstract: The most comprehensive and current software engineering book for beginner and expert alike.
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Title: Software Engineering, Fifth Edition
Author: Ian Sommerville
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date Published: November 1995
ISBN: 0201427656
LOCN: QA76.758.S657 1996
Dewey: 005.1 20
Pages: 742
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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Human Factors in Software Engineering

Part I: Software Specification

Chapter 3: Software Specifications

Chapter 4: System Modeling

Chapter 5: Requirements Definition and Specification

Chapter 6: Requirements Validation and Prototyping

Chapter 7: Formal Specification

Chapter 8: Algebraic Specification

Chapter 9: Model-Based Specification

Part II: Software Design

Chapter 10: Software Design

Chapter 11: Object-Oriented Design

Chapter 12: Function-Oriented Design

Chapter 13: User Interface Design

Chapter 14: Design Quality Assurance

Part III: Programming Practice, Techniques, and Environments

Chapter 15: Programming Practice

Chapter 16: Data Abstraction

Chapter 17: Portability and Reuse

Chapter 18: Computer-Aided Software Engineering

Chapter 19: Software Engineering Environments

Part IV: Software Validation

Chapter 20: Program Verification and Validation

Chapter 21: Testing Techniques

Chapter 22: Static Program Verification

Chapter 23: Testing and Debugging Tools

Part V: Software Management

Chapter 24: Software Management

Chapter 25: Project Planning and Scheduling

Chapter 26: Software Cost Estimation

Chapter 27: Software Maintenance

Chapter 28: Configuration Management

Chapter 29: Documentation

Chapter 30: Software Quality Assurance

Appendix A: Ada/PDL Description

Appendix B: Instructor's Notes


Author:        Sommerville, Ian, 1951-
Title:         Software engineering / Ian Sommerville.
Edition:       5th ed.
Published:     Wokingham, England ; Reading, Mass. :
                  Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1996.
Description:   xvi, 742 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:        International computer science series
LC Call No.:   QA76.758.S657 1996
Dewey No.:     005.1 20
ISBN:          0201427656 (alk. paper)
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 715-734)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Software engineering.
Control No.:   95038788 


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