Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Introduction to Software Quality

Authors: O’Regan, Gerard

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to software quality and software process improvement
  • Examines the various tools that support software engineering, and offers detailed coverage of software metrics and problem solving
  • Introduces formal methods, and approaches software quality from both the project-management and configuration-management perspectives
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About this Textbook

This textbook describes the approaches used by software engineers to build quality into their software. The fundamental principles of software quality management and software process im­provement are discussed in detail, with a particular focus on the CMMI framework. Features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; covers both theory and practice, and provides guidance on applying the theory in an industrial environment; examines all aspects of the software development process, including project planning and tracking, software lifecycles, software inspections and testing, configuration management, and software quality assurance; provides detailed coverage of software metrics and problem solving; describes SCAMPI appraisals and how they form part of the continuous improvement cycle; presents an introduction to formal methods and the Z specification language; discusses UML, which is used to describe the architecture of the system; reviews the history of the field of software quality.

About the authors

Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer titles as Giants of Computing, Mathematics in Computing, A Brief History of Computing, Introduction to Software Process Improvement, and Mathematical Approaches to Software Quality.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book is true to its title: a comprehensive introduction to software quality aimed primarily at undergraduate students. … the breadth and the appropriateness of the topics covered make this book a welcome addition both to a university library bookshelf and to personal libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (L. Benedicenti, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)

“If you are looking for a good, compact overview of software quality, this book is for you. … The book covers many research areas and tools in 20 chapters over 350 densely packed pages. … this is a good reference book for students and practitioners in software research, development, and installation management.” (Birol Aygün, Computing Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06106-1
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06105-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Software Quality
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06106-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06106-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-06105-4
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
124 b/w illustrations
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