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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 1 Introduction l Getting started with software engineering
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 2 Objectives l To introduce software engineering and to explain its importance l To set out the answers to key questions about software engineering l To introduce ethical and professional issues and to explain why they are of concern to software engineers
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 3 Topics covered l FAQs about software engineering l Professional and ethical responsibility
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 4 l The economies of ALL developed nations are dependent on software l More and more systems are software controlled l Software engineering is concerned with theories, methods and tools for professional software development l Software engineering expenditure represents a significant fraction of GNP in all developed countries Software engineering
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 5 l Software costs often dominate system costs. The costs of software on a PC are often greater than the hardware cost l Software costs more to maintain than it does to develop. For systems with a long life, maintenance costs may be several times development costs l Software engineering is concerned with cost- effective software development Software costs
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 6 FAQs about software engineering l What is software? l What is software engineering? l What is the difference between software engineering and computer science? l What is the difference between software engineering and system engineering? l What is a software process? l What is a software process model?
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 7 FAQs about software engineering l What are the costs of software engineering? l What are software engineering methods? l What is CASE (Computer-Aided Software Engineering) l What are the attributes of good software? l What are the key challenges facing software engineering?
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 8 What is software? l Computer programs and associated documentation l Software products may be developed for a particular customer or may be developed for a general market l Software products may be Generic - developed to be sold to a range of different customers Bespoke (custom) - developed for a single customer according to their specification
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 1 Slide 9 What is software engineering? l
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