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Mathematical Approaches To Software Quality

Author : Gerard O'Regan
ISBN : 184628242X
Genre : Computers
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This comprehensive introduction to mathematical approaches that can assist in achieving high-quality software explains the main features to the reader in an attempt to assist in the application of these methods to solve practical problems. An overview is also given on the transfer of these technologies to industry.

Introduction To Software Quality

Author : Gerard O’Regan
ISBN : 9783319061061
Genre : Computers
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This textbook describes the approaches used by software engineers to build quality into their software. The fundamental principles of software quality management and software process improvement are discussed in detail, with a particular focus on the CMMI framework. Features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; covers both theory and practice, and provides guidance on applying the theory in an industrial environment; examines all aspects of the software development process, including project planning and tracking, software lifecycles, software inspections and testing, configuration management, and software quality assurance; provides detailed coverage of software metrics and problem solving; describes SCAMPI appraisals and how they form part of the continuous improvement cycle; presents an introduction to formal methods and the Z specification language; discusses UML, which is used to describe the architecture of the system; reviews the history of the field of software quality.

Concise Guide To Software Engineering

Author : Gerard O'Regan
ISBN : 9783319577500
Genre : Computers
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This essential textbook presents a concise introduction to the fundamental principles of software engineering, together with practical guidance on how to apply the theory in a real-world, industrial environment. The wide-ranging coverage encompasses all areas of software design, management, and quality. Topics and features: presents a broad overview of software engineering, including software lifecycles and phases in software development, and project management for software engineering; examines the areas of requirements engineering, software configuration management, software inspections, software testing, software quality assurance, and process quality; covers topics on software metrics and problem solving, software reliability and dependability, and software design and development, including Agile approaches; explains formal methods, a set of mathematical techniques to specify and derive a program from its specification, introducing the Z specification language; discusses software process improvement, describing the CMMI model, and introduces UML, a visual modelling language for software systems; reviews a range of tools to support various activities in software engineering, and offers advice on the selection and management of a software supplier; describes such innovations in the field of software as distributed systems, service-oriented architecture, software as a service, cloud computing, and embedded systems; includes key learning topics, summaries and review questions in each chapter, together with a useful glossary. This practical and easy-to-follow textbook/reference is ideal for computer science students seeking to learn how to build high quality and reliable software on time and on budget. The text also serves as a self-study primer for software engineers, quality professionals, and software managers.

A Practical Approach To Software Quality

Author : Gerard O'Regan
ISBN : 0387953213
Genre : Computers
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A brief but comprehensive introduction to the field and pragmatic guidance on the implementation of a sound quality system in the organization. It provides an enhanced knowledge of software inspections, metrics, process involvement, assessment of organization, problem solving, customer satisfaction surveys, the CMM, SPICE, and formal methods. Sample material on software inspections, metrics, and customer satisfaction can be adapted by readers to their respective organizations. In addition, readers will gain a detailed understanding of the principles of software quality management and software process improvement. Concepts can then be readily applied to assist improvement programs within organizations.

Mathematics In Computing

Author : Gerard O’Regan
ISBN : 9781447145349
Genre : Computers
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This clearly written and enlightening textbook provides a concise, introductory guide to the key mathematical concepts and techniques used by computer scientists. Topics and features: ideal for self-study, offering many pedagogical features such as chapter-opening key topics, chapter introductions and summaries, review questions, and a glossary; places our current state of knowledge within the context of the contributions made by early civilizations, such as the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks; examines the building blocks of mathematics, including sets, relations and functions; presents an introduction to logic, formal methods and software engineering; explains the fundamentals of number theory, and its application in cryptography; describes the basics of coding theory, language theory, and graph theory; discusses the concept of computability and decideability; includes concise coverage of calculus, probability and statistics, matrices, complex numbers and quaternions.

Quality Of Numerical Software

Author : Ronald F. Boisvert
ISBN : 9781504129404
Genre : Computers
File Size : 80. 83 MB
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Numerical software is central to our computerized society. It is used to control aeroplanes and bridges, operate manufacturing lines, control power plants and refineries, and analyse financial markets. Such software must be accurate, reliable, robust, efficient, easy to use, maintainable and adaptable. Quality assessment and control of numerical software is still not well understood. Although measurement is a key element, it remains difficult to assess many components of software quality and to evaluate the trade-offs between them. Fortunately, as numerical software is built upon a long established foundation of mathematical and computational knowledge, there is great potential for dramatic breakthroughs. This volume will address enabling techniques and tools such as benchmarks, testing methodologies, quality standards, metrics, and accuracy control mechanisms, and their application to software for differential equations, linear algebra, data analysis, as well as the evaluation of integrals, derivatives and elementary and special functions.

Guide To Discrete Mathematics

Author : Gerard O'Regan
ISBN : 9783319445618
Genre : Computers
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This stimulating textbook presents a broad and accessible guide to the fundamentals of discrete mathematics, highlighting how the techniques may be applied to various exciting areas in computing. The text is designed to motivate and inspire the reader, encouraging further study in this important skill. Features: provides an introduction to the building blocks of discrete mathematics, including sets, relations and functions; describes the basics of number theory, the techniques of induction and recursion, and the applications of mathematical sequences, series, permutations, and combinations; presents the essentials of algebra; explains the fundamentals of automata theory, matrices, graph theory, cryptography, coding theory, language theory, and the concepts of computability and decidability; reviews the history of logic, discussing propositional and predicate logic, as well as advanced topics; examines the field of software engineering, describing formal methods; investigates probability and statistics.

The Science Of Computing

Author : Matti Tedre
ISBN : 9781482217704
Genre : Computers
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The identity of computing has been fiercely debated throughout its short history. Why is it still so hard to define computing as an academic discipline? Is computing a scientific, mathematical, or engineering discipline? By describing the mathematical, engineering, and scientific traditions of computing, The Science of Computing: Shaping a Discipline presents a rich picture of computing from the viewpoints of the field’s champions. The book helps readers understand the debates about computing as a discipline. It explains the context of computing’s central debates and portrays a broad perspective of the discipline. The book first looks at computing as a formal, theoretical discipline that is in many ways similar to mathematics, yet different in crucial ways. It traces a number of discussions about the theoretical nature of computing from the field’s intellectual origins in mathematical logic to modern views of the role of theory in computing. The book then explores the debates about computing as an engineering discipline, from the central technical innovations to the birth of the modern technical paradigm of computing to computing’s arrival as a new technical profession to software engineering gradually becoming an academic discipline. It presents arguments for and against the view of computing as engineering within the context of software production and analyzes the clash between the theoretical and practical mindsets. The book concludes with the view of computing as a science in its own right—not just as a tool for other sciences. It covers the early identity debates of computing, various views of computing as a science, and some famous characterizations of the discipline. It also addresses the experimental computer science debate, the view of computing as a natural science, and the algorithmization of sciences.

Contracts Scenarios And Prototypes

Author : Reinhold Plösch
ISBN : 3540434860
Genre : Business & Economics
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The number of methods and tools available to the software engineer nowadays is overwhelming; nevertheless many software projects fail to meet their schedules, are over budget, do not meet the user requirements, or simply have considerable quality defects. Reinhold Ploesch emphasizes methods, techniques and tools that can be used by typical software engineers in everyday projects. The important requirements for the methods and techniques presented are simplicity, preciseness, generality and expressiveness; the challenge is to develop approaches that are balanced in the sense that all four requirements are fairly equally fulfilled. His approach combines contract and scenario techniques into a consistent methodology that can be used in analysis and design. It can also be combined with prototyping-based software development. Graduate students and researchers will gain a thorough understanding of contract techniques and related approaches. Professional software engineers will find many techniques applicable in their daily work, as all approaches given are compared with techniques available in the realm of the popular UML language.

Tests And Proofs

Author : Martin Gogolla
ISBN : 9783642217678
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tests and Proofs, TAP 2011, held in Zurich, Switzerland in June/July 2011. The 12 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 27 submissions. Among the topics covered are model checking, testing systems, test generation, symbolic testing, SAT solvers, SMT solvers, property-based testing, automated test generation, learning-based testing, UML, OCL, specification-based testing, and network testing.

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