- Hardcover: 880 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 6 edition (April 2, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 007301933X
- ISBN-13: 978-0073019338
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.5 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,593,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Roger S. Pressman is an internationally recognised authority on software process improvement and software engineering technologies. He is currently president of R. S. Pressman and Associates Inc., a consultancy specialising in software engineering practices.
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The pleasant thing would be if there were a concrete solid step-by step instruction on how to do everything. But this is impossible, because various projects may pursue various paths in developing software projects. For instance, while one project has to be done quickly and information gathering is not as wanted, other project may require more time, being laid back, and have all little requirements and details laid out at the beginning.
I understand that author wanted to cover all aspects, all approaches, and various details, and that led to a text that is not the easiest and not the most pleasant to read. But, understanding the complexity of a task at hand, and the variety of methods and opinions surrounding the software engineering, I think this text was informative.
The little quotes inserted here and then, gave this text personal touch and made it less dry. I liked those. ;)
This book covers just about everything you need to know on the subject of software engineering. Great book, great reading. Applying the concepts on the job will help out tremendously in your career.
Take a look at books like Code Complete if you want something with real academic rigor.
SEPA describes many software engineering methods, techniques, languages, formats, standards, etc. When I read the discussions of each of these, each discussion sounds more like a press release or an excerpt from an abstract of a paper describing the method, etc. In short, I find Pressman too credulous of the claims made by the originators. Pressman needs to be more critical & insightful in order for me to decide whether a given method is appropriate for a project or not.
Also, SEPA is too broad, the examples need to be worked out in more detail, and the examples need to fit together better, as in a worked-out case study project.
For CSE 5325, I now use "Applying UML and Patterns, 3rd edition" by Craig Larman (plus a smattering of other material to fill in areas required in the course's catalog description).
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