Software Engineering Design by Carlos E. Otero
Theory and Practice (Applied Software Engineering Series)

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Taking a learn-by-doing approach, Software Engineering Design: Theory and Practice uses examples, review questions, chapter exercises, and case study assignments to provide students and practitioners with the understanding required to design complex software systems. Explaining the concepts that are immediately relevant to software designers, it begins with a review of software design fundamentals. The text presents a formal top-down design process that consists of several design activities with varied levels of detail, including the macro-, micro-, and construction-design levels. As part of the top-down approach, it provides in-depth coverage of applied architectural, creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns. For each design issue covered, it includes a step-by-step breakdown of the execution of the design solution, along with an evaluation, discussion, and justification for using that particular solution. The book outlines industry-proven software design practices for leading large-scale software design efforts, developing reusable and high-quality software systems, and producing technical and customer-driven design documentation. It also: Offers one-stop guidance for mastering the Software Design & Construction sections of the official Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK ® ) Details a collection of standards and guidelines for structuring high-quality code Describes techniques for analyzing and evaluating the quality of software designs Collectively, the text supplies comprehensive coverage of the software design concepts students will need to succeed as professional design leaders. The section on engineering leadership for software designers covers the necessary ethical and leadership skills required of software developers in the public domain. The section on creating software design documents (SDD) familiarizes students with the software design notations, structural descriptions, and behavioral models required for SDDs. Course notes, exercises with answers, online resources, and an instructor’s manual are available upon qualified course adoption.
 

About Carlos E. Otero

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Carlos E. Otero, PhD, is assistant professor in the College of Technology and Innovation at the University of South Florida (USF). Prior to joining USF, Dr. Otero worked as assistant professor of software engineering in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Virginia, College at Wise, where he created the software engineering design course for Virginia's first and (at the time of writing) only EAC/ABET-accredited BS in software engineering.Prior to his academic career, Dr. Otero spent 11 years in the private industry, where he worked as design and development engineer in a wide variety of military computer systems, including satellite communications systems, command and control systems, wireless security systems, and unmanned aerial vehicle systems. Currently, he continues to consult with industry in the areas of requirements engineering, software systems analysis, design and development, quality assurance, and systems engineering.Dr. Otero received his BS in computer science, MS in software engineering, MS in systems engineering, and PhD in computer engineering from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He has published over 35 technical publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals and conferences proceedings. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an active professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and a member of several journal editorial boards in technology and engineering.
 
Published June 11, 2012 by Auerbach Publications. 368 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference.

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“Perhaps the only problem with writing a textbook on design is that there is such a wealth of material that no one textbook could hope to cover it all.”

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