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A Practical Handbook for Software Development

A Practical Handbook for Software Development

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  • Date Published: February 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521347921

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  • This handbook offers the implementer of software systems a guide to 25 different techniques for the complete development process, from system definition through design and into production. The techniques are described against a common background of the traditional development path, its activities, and deliverable items. In addition, the concepts of metrics and indicators are introduced as tools for both technical and managerial monitoring and control of progress and quality. This book will enable system developers and their managers to widen their knowledge of this process, and will also introduce students of computer science to the practical side of software development.

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    'This book is remarkable for its breadth of scope and perspective.' ACM Software Engineering Notes

    ' … it successfully brings together a host of material, taken from many different sources and covering all stages of software development. The organization of the book is excellent …' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521347921
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The choices facing the system developer
    2. The software development process
    3. Development techniques
    4. Project inception
    5. System definition
    6. System design
    7. System production
    8. System acceptance and post-acceptance
    9. Project debriefing
    other bibliographies

  • Authors

    N. D. Birrell

    M. A. Ould

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