Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach

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McGraw-Hill Education, 2010 - Computers - 895 pages
For almost three decades, Roger Pressman's Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach has been the world's leading textbook in software engineering. The new seventh edition represents a major restructuring and update of previous editions, solidifying the book's position as the most comprehensive guide to this important subject.

The seventh edition of Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach has been designed to consolidate and restructure the content introduced over the past two editions of the book. The chapter structure will return to a more linear presentation of software engineering topics with a direct emphasis on the major activities that are part of a generic software process. Content will focus on widely used software engineering methods and will de-emphasize or completely eliminate discussion of secondary methods, tools and techniques. The intent is to provide a more targeted, prescriptive, and focused approach, while attempting to maintain SEPA's reputation as a comprehensive guide to software engineering.

The book will be organized in five (5) parts-Process, Modeling, Quality Management, Project Management, and Advanced Topics. The chapter count will remain at 32, unchanged from the sixth edition. However, eight new chapters have been developed and another six chapters have undergone major or moderate revisions. The remaining chapters have undergone minor edits/updates.

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The first software book I read that started me realizing that design was far more important than coding. I knew then that I was a good developer. Read full review

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I think Mr. pressman intentionally tried to make things complex than they really are.
I dont know why but people seem to show that they have really got a knowledge which
is kinda hard to gather... in this particular book he used words so that sentences could seem really hard nut to crack . not recommended , waste of time . less of software engineering more of english vocabulary.  


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About the author (2010)

Pressman is an international consultant in software engineering and has written six books on the subject. He also writes fiction.

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