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A. Taylor. IT projects sink or swim. BCS Review , Jan. 2000. URL http: //archive.bcs.org/bulletin/jan00/article1.htm . F. Thorp. ‘Stress tests’ show HealthCare.gov was overloaded. NBC News , November 18, 2013. URL stress-tests-show-healthcare-gov-was-overloaded- v21337298 . J. Zients. HealthCare.gov progress and performance report. Technical report, Health and Human Services, December 1, 2013. URL files/pdf/healthcare.gov-progress-report.pdf. 1.15 Suggested Projects
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Project 1.1. (Discussion) Identify the principal issues associated with software evolution and explain their impact on the software life cycle. Note: We use this margin icon to identify all projects that from come from the ACM/IEEE 2013 Computer Science Curriculum for Software Engineering standard ( ACM IEEE-Computer Society Joint Task Force 2013 ). Project 1.2. (Discussion) Discuss the challenges of evolving systems in a changing environment. Project 1.3. (Discussion) Explain the concept of a software life cycle and provide an example, illustrating its phases including the deliverables that are produced. Project 1.4. (Discussion) Referring to Figure 1.5 , compare the process models from this chapter with respect to their value for development of particular classes of software systems: information management, embedded, process control, communications, and web applications. Project 1.5. (Discussion) In your opinion, how would you rank the software disasters in this chapter from most terrible to the least? How did you rank them? Project 1.6. (Discussion) The closest hardware failure to the software disasters mentioned in the first section is probably the Intel Floating Point Divide bug . Where would you put this hardware problem in the ranked list of software examples from the exercise above? Project 1.7. (Discussion) Measured in lines of code, what is the largest program in the world? For purposes of this exercise, assume it can be a suite of software that is shipped as a single product. Project 1.8. (Discussion) Which programming language has the most active programmers? Project 1.9. (Discussion) In which programming language is the most number of lines of code written annually? Which has the most lines of active code cumulatively? Project 1.10. (Discussion) Make a list of, in your opinion, the Top 10 most important applications. Which would best be developed and maintained using the four lifecycles from this chapter? List your reasons for each choice. Project 1.11. (Discussion) Given the list of Top 10 applications from the exercise above, how important are each of the four productivity techniques listed in this chapter? Project 1.12. (Discussion) Given the list of Top 10 applications from the exercise above, what aspects might be difficult to test and need to rely on formal methods? Would some testing techniques be more important for some applications than others? State why.
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