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on May 1, 2013
The 6th edition of System Analysis and Design in a Changing World is a major revision to all its predecessors. Unfortunately, the authors chose to sit idly by for over a decade, during which their book became obsolete, ambiguous and out-of-touch. Prior to the 6th edition, each eddition added a few notes, tips and technology.
Pedagogical approach, the content, the organization and overall lessons remained the same in each and every edition since the first.
It appears, however, that the authors have listened to their readers (FINALLY). IN this edition, instead of throwing a lot of nonsensical, useless and theoretical concepts and formal definitions at you, they decided to adopt a case-base approach. The cases are no longer presented as an exercise at the end of the chapters (who has time for those?) INSTEAD they are put right within the content.
Furthermore, ALL (previously) ambiguous, conceptual definitions have been replaced by CLEAR, better definitions. If you think that's not enough, keep reading: the authors actually now spend a few lines explaining each and every concept.. every single concept comes with a few real-life examples. It is impossible for you not to be able to get a concept/definition that they throw at you.. and you'll know their vlaue and place right away.
What a major re-work, revision and re-thinking! I'm so glad that the authors finally decided to change their old ways.
This book is indeed the best one on the market in this field. highly recommended
(WARNING: DO NOT BUY THE 5th or 4th edition - they are very bad).