C A Software Engineering Approach

Authors: Darnell, Peter A., Margolis, Philip E.

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to Software Engineering For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petar. Shakespeare, Hamlet In the previous chapter, we introduced same basic information about pro­ gramming and programming languages, particularly C. If this were a book about building bridges, this first chapter might have been an introduction to the tools you would neeci-hammer, saw, drill, etc. Obviously there is a lot more to building a good bridge than simply knowing how to use the tools. Similarly, creating software products requires considerably more skill than simply wielding the programming tools. There is an entire discipline called software engineering that deals with designing, creating, testing, and maintaining large software products. In this chapter we introduce some key software engineering themes, many of which we will revisit through­ out the course of the book. 10 2: Introduction to Software Engineering 2.1 Introduction Though the cost of computer hardware-the silicon chips containing the millions of transistors that form the instruction set and memories-has shown a consistent trend downward over the years, the cost of software has not followed suit. The high cost of software is due largely (and para­ doxically) to the ease and flexibility with which it can be shaped.

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"Rarely does an introductory book on a programming language balance the basic and the advanced so well." - Computer Reviews
"Outstanding textbook for novice C users." - Computer Book Review
"Excellent for a systematic person who wants a running start in C." - UnixWorld

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
C A Software Engineering Approach
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Cyprus: Pergamon Bookshop, Nicosia, Cyprus
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-4020-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-4020-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-94675-7
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 498
Number of Illustrations
191 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Springer Books on Professional Computing
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