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 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 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 39 chapters of this edition are organized into five parts - Process, Modeling, Quality Management, Managing Software Projects, and Advanced Topics.
The book has been revised and restructured to improve pedagogical flow and emphasize new and important software engineering processes and practices. McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item.
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