Item description for Software Engineering - ESEC '93: 4th European Software Engineering Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 13-17, 1993. Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Ian Sommerville...
This volume contains the proceedings of the fourth European Software Engineering Conference. It contains 6 invited papers and 27 contributed papers selected from more than 135 submissions. The volume has a mixtureof themes. Some, such as software engineering and computer supported collaborative work, are forward-looking and anticipate future developments; others, such as systems engineering, are more concerned with reports of practical industrial applications. Some topics, such as software reuse, reflect the fact that some of the concerns first raised in 1969 when software engineering was born remain unsolved problems. The contributed papers are organized under the following headings: requirements specification, environments, systems engineering, distributed software engineering, real-time systems, software engineering and computer supported collaborative work, software reuse, software process, and formal aspects of software engineering.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 8, 1993
ISBN 3540572090 ISBN13 9783540572091
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More About Ian Sommerville
Ian Sommerville was born in 1951 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Lancaster University University of St Andrews, Scotland Lancaster Univ.
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Great book to have on your desk. Dec 26, 2006
If you are a software project manager and would like additional insight into the software development life cycle (SDLC), then this is the book for you. It gives a conceptual overview on each phase of the SDLC as well as in depth knowledge that will help you determine how best to proceed with your project.
I only gave it three stars because it is formatted more like a text book, which gives it an eerie feeling, but that is of course relative.
Informative but not Practical Jan 18, 2004
I used this book for an introductory course on software engineering. Although the book gives an expansive view of the field, there isn't enough detail or in-depth examples to make it anything more than an academic treatise. I don't feel that I could use much of what I've learned in an actual project - I would have to resort to more specific references.
Now, the premise of having an entire book on software engineering may be more to blame than the clarity or presentation of the material. But software engineering is a practical field, and a software engineering text that doesn't provide practical information isn't useful. For this reason, I cannot give the book a passing grade.
Shallow and not using American English Oct 29, 2003
This book tries to cover way too much information in such a small space leaving topics overly vague and generic.
Further, the author does not use American English, which is fine - when you don't attend an American university. Words such a "modelling" and general sentence structure makes the text distracting and confusing in ways it shouldn't be. If I am going to have trouble reading it, let it be the material and now how the material is presented.
If the book isn't forced upon you by a university, you should consider a different software engineering book if you want details.
Of course, I won't even go into my professor who is using this book - yikes.
Worth the paper it's printed on but no more Aug 31, 2003
I used this book in a 400 level college course on software engineering, and found it to be exceedingly shallow in its coverage of the topic. The work is a worthy attempt at providing a broad overview of the discipline. However, in my estimate it covers too much material in too little space and presents too few practical examples of the type that might be applicable to a "real-world" software project. Further the text only gives lip service to the wide array of tools now available. In all honesty I don't see how any one could give this book more than three starts (apologies to the other reviewers), especially considering that the book is now in its sixth edition.
I was at the used book store recently and had the good fortune of acquiring Stephen R. Schach's excellent book: "Software Engineering with Java." If you are a college professor looking for a course text, I would highly recommend taking a look at this book.
most definitely a textbook Jul 15, 2003
This book is an encyclopedic volume of knowledge about Software Engineering, and proceeds from the beginning of the process to the end, with tangents being in the last few chapters. It has the feel of a textbook, with exercises and Key Points at the end of each chapter.
That said, it isn't very entertaining and if it hadn't been my course book, I would have chosen a different Software Engineering text. This book is a great supplemental reference to get more detailed information. I keep it on my shelf at work as a handy reference.
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