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Unformatted text preview: ECE361: Software Engineering and Large System Design Spring 2009 FINAL EXAM Answer each of the following questions briefly (two or three sentences each): (1) We have listed several types of faults that might exist in a sofiware system; name and define four. (2) What is a code review and why does our text consider them extremely important? (3) Related to unit testing, explain the difference between a bottom-up approach and a top~down approach. (4) We have learned that system testing includes four types of tests. Name and define two. (5) Explain three components of a test plan. (6) Related to JUnit, what is meant by setup, or fixture, code? (7) According to IUnit terminology, what is a test case and what is a test suite? (8) Related to training, what is the role of "expert" users and operators? (9) Before discussing maintenance, I have personally classified software projects into three categories; define them. (10) Related to system maintenance, Lehman has defined three categories of software systems; namely, S-systems, P-systems, and E—systems. Explain these categories. (1 1) What is meant by legacy code? (12) Relative to the past, why is maintenance such an important phase of the sofiware life cycle today? (13) We have discussed several reasons that maintaining a sofiware system can be difficult. Name and define four. . (14) When reading a publication that evaluates a process used by software engineers, explain two issues you need to consider when deciding if you trust the study. , (15) Related to the evaluation of software products, explain the notion of a quality model. (16) What is the Capability Maturity Model and why is it useful? (17) Related to the evaluation of software organizations, what is a postmortem analysis? (18) What IS the difference between biased predictions and noisy predictions? . (19) What has empirical evidence shown .about the effects of reuse on code quality? (20) Explain the concept of technology transfer. (21) Related to the professional practice of softWare engineering, what is the difference between licensing and certification? (22) What is the relationship between JavaScript and Java? (23) What is the Document Object Model? (24) What does it mean for an XML document to be well-formed? What does it mean for an XML document to be valid? (25) Name two ways that you can specify the semantic rules foran XML document. ...
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