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Discussion Forum Unit 1 Hi Class, A passenger aircraft is composed of several millions of parts and requires thousands of persons to assemble. A four-lane highway bridge is another example of complexity. The first version of Word for Windows, a word processor released by Microsoft in 1989, required 55 person-years, resulted into 249,000 lines of source code, and was delivered 4 years late. Aircraft and highway bridges are usually delivered on time and within budget, whereas software is often not. Discuss what are, in your opinion, the differences between developing an aircraft, a bridge, and a word processor that would cause this situation. answer: Hi Everyone, Civil engineering is different from software engineering because we need only domain knowledge of the field in the civil engineering, in case of building a bridge we need to know how only about bridges. In software engineering we need to know domain knowledge as well know software domain knowledge as well in order to find the solution of any problem

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