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Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  685 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
This work has been updated to include chapters on Web engineering and component-based software engineering. It provides a greater emphasis on UML, in-depth coverage of testing and metrics for object-orientated systems and discussion about management and technical topics in software engineering.
Hardcover, 860 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published June 28th 1987)
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Milad Khajavi
تا فصل ۱۱ این کتاب رو از ترجمهٔ نوید هاشمیطبا خوندم و از فصل ۱۲ تا ۲۳ش رو از ترجمهٔ جعفرنژاد قمی.
در مورد ترجمهها اصلاً صحبتی ندارم که واقعاً کمکاری شده در این زمینه.
با خوندن این کتاب دید نسبتاً خوبی برای تولید و توسعهٔ سیستمهای نرمافزاری پیدا کردم اما یک سری ایراد به نظرم داشت:
۱- خیلی خیلی مطاب قدیمی است
۲- این کتاب به جای اینکه نتیجهٔ تجربهٔ شخصی نویسدهٔ کتاب باشه، چیزی مثل جمعآوری نتیجهٔ تحقیقات یک سری محققه. نویسندهٔ کتاب سعی کرده مجموعهای از نتایج تحقیقات چاپ شده در زمینهٔ مهندسی نرمافزار رو
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Adam Turoff
May 31, 2014 Adam Turoff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014, dnf, textbooks
A poor textbook for a murky field of study.

Sadly, software engineering is a big grab bag of topics necessarily focuses on how high ceremony, high discipline projects work. Real projects almost never see the kinds of specialization and formalism described in a software engineering class, except for big ticket, high cost, cannot fail, bureaucratic projects. Unfortunately, those projects have very little in common with each other, and even less in common with everyday projects, especially those usi
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Ghamdan
Sep 20, 2011 Ghamdan is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
it is anice book
John
May 21, 2009 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-have-books
This is one of the best books on software engineering!
Omprakash
I THINK VERY USEFUL
Ravi Ugale
Jan 29, 2013 Ravi Ugale marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mike McDougal
Jan 20, 2016 Mike McDougal rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The organization of this textbook is terrible. Reading and incorporating the facts presented in this book is similar to having a conversation with a drunk person trying to give advice. This is probably the worst textbook I've ever been assigned to read. The book does contain good information, but the presentation is completely dreadful.

Beyond the dubious format, the anecdotal examples presented in the form of a play are worthless. They seem to only serve as filler in this nearly 1000 page long
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Kasper Christiansen
What is the point of writing a book only to fill the pages with references to other peoples work? If Mr. Pressman was able to sum up the referenced articles to a satisfying degree, this might have been worth the read, but all he does is briefly describe the concepts and then pointing to other peoples discussions about it. This book ends up failing in my opinion because it touches a lot of subjects, without ever delivering enough substance (by itself).
If you are looking for a book to point you i
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David
This was a pretty comprehensive (if over-wordy) book back when I was in university. It tries to highlight the current best practices of software development methodology. Unfortunately, it probably doesn't highlight the really up-to-date stuff. Even back then it was more focused on structured design rather than object-oriented best practices, such as doing white box testing and data flow diagrams. There are some gems in there, like the discussions on metrics and formal methods, but the writing is ...more
Nathaniel Mathews
If you parse this book properly, there's some helpful ideas in it. But the overview it provides would be typical of a book one fourth the length of Pressman's. The bulk of the text is due to buzzwords and repetition rather than depth. Software Engineering is an important topic, but there are better books to learn it from than this one.
Alexi Parizeau
Jan 07, 2015 Alexi Parizeau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It's not often that I find a textbook which I love this much; it's such a wonderfully lucid journey through software engineering. The writing style is contemporary and compelling, and the content is structured in a naturally linear order, so if software engineering is your thing you might find it a real good page-turner from cover to cover.
Lyle
Jul 26, 2010 Lyle rated it it was ok
This was the college textbook for one of my Software Engineering courses. It's pretty thorough, and is a good (if dated) introduction to the topic of Software Engineering, but not exactly a page turner.
Irfin
Oct 05, 2008 Irfin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Software Engineers, Programmers, IT Consultants
Recommended to Irfin by: My lecturer, Hira Laksmiwati at Institut Teknologi Bandung
I used this book in the first year in my software engineering master degree. Nowadays I still used this book as a reference in my software development.

Any serious software developer who called themselves a software engineer, must read this book.
Will Vasconcelos
Dec 22, 2015 Will Vasconcelos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book for learning how to organize software engineering from requirements gathering to implementation and maintenance. However, this book is not about algorithms or programming techniques and will focus solely on documentation primarily through UML.
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Jul 08, 2013 نجلاء العريفي rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beginner software developers.
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Best kick start reference for software development I stumbled upon. You don't have to read it all to get what you want.
Ayoob Al Essa
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