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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Software engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and The term software engineering first appeared in the 1968 NATO Software Engineering Conference and was meant to provoke Software development, a much used and more generic term, does not necessarily subsume the engineering paradigm. Althou Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Profession 2.1 Employment 2.2 Certification 2.3 Impact of globalization 3 Education 4 Sub-disciplines 5 Related disciplines 5.1 Computer science 5.2 Project management 5.3 Systems engineering 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links History Main article: History of software engineering When the first modern digital computers appeared in the early 1940s, the instructions to make them operate were wired into Programming languages started to appear in the 1950s and this was also another major step in abstraction. Major languages These advances in software were met with more advances in computer hardware. In the mid 1970s, the microcomputer was i Open-source software started to appear in the early 90s in the form of Linux and other software introducing the "bazaar" or de The current definition of software engineering is still being debated by practitioners today as they struggle to come up with wa Profession Main article: Software engineer Legal requirements for the licensing or certification of professional software engineers vary around the world. Many states of t The IEEE Computer Society and the ACM, the two main professional organizations of software engineering, publish guides to...
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