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Software RX: Secrets of Engineering Quality Software


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  • Reviews the various components necessary for implementing good software engineering practices, including...
    • Cross-functional communication. Pg.___

    • Response to problems. Pg.___

    • Code quality. Pg.___

    • Structural integrity. Pg.___

  • Serves as a tutorial on how to engineer quality software. Pg.___
  • Combines—in a single source—information on all aspects of developing efficient software. Pg.___
  • Includes references to software engineering gurus philosophies and puts these views into context. Pg.___
  • Discusses key topics, such as...
    • Attitude—teamwork/team development and key core competencies. Pg.___

    • Reviews—how to measure incremental success; tips and traps associated with the review process. Pg.___

    • Design Specs—key issues surrounding this difficult document. Pg.___

    • OOP Best Practices—the increased need for methodology in object-oriented analysis, design and implementation. Pg.___

    • Prototypes, Specs and Reviews—best practices for the development of gui and non-gui software applications. Pg.___

    • Assertions in source code—how to increase testability and reliability using assertions in source code. Pg.___

    • Acceptance Testing—a success metric to ensure that what is delivered meets the customer acceptance criteria.

    • Checklist for Best Practices—summary of key methods, tools and processes for successful software engineering and product development. Pg.___


  • Copyright 1997
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-472663-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-472663-2

In one neat package, this book brings together information on every aspect of developing quality software.KEY TOPICS:Introduces a phased approach for delivering software quality. Presents the role of reviews and design specifications in optimizing quality. Discusses best quality practices for object-oriented development. Discusses prototypes and acceptance testing. Includes a detailed checklist of best practices.MARKET:For software engineers, software project managers, designers, and technical software marketing managers.

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Table of Contents

 1. Attitude Makes the Difference.

 2. The Phased Approach.

 3. Code and Design Reviews (Structured Reviews).

 4. Design Specifications.

 5. Object-Oriented Programming and The Project Team.

 6. Prototypes, Specifications and Reviews.

 7. Assertions.

 8. Acceptance Test.

 9. Teamwork.

10. Checklist for Best Practices.

11. Best-in-Breed Survey Results.

Appendix A: Beta Test and Customer Acceptance Test Checklist.

Appendix B: Ambiguity Reviews.


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