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Practicing Software Engineering in the 21st Century

Practicing Software Engineering in the 21st Century
Author(s)/Editor(s): Scott J. Lloyd (University of Rhode Island, USA) and Joan Peckham (University of Rhode Island, USA)
Copyright: ©2003
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-50-6
ISBN13: 9781931777506
ISBN10: 1931777500
EISBN13: 9781931777667

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Description

Over the last four decades, computer systems have required increasingly complex software development and maintenance support. The marriage of software engineering, the application of engineering principals to produce economical and reliable software, to software development tools and methods promised to simplify software development while improving accuracy and speed, tools have evolved that use computer graphics to represent concepts that generate code from integrated design specifications. Practicing Software Engineering in the 21st Century addresses the tools and techniques utilized when developing and implementing software engineering practices into computer systems.



Reviews and Testimonials

This collection of writings provides many directions towards the management of complex software problems requiring flexible solutions. A set of some of the more advanced thinking in software development and engineering as it applies to today's rapidly changing and demanding business environments.

– Susan Chinn, University of Southern Maine, USA

Author's/Editor's Biography

Scott Lloyd (Ed.)
Scott J. Lloyd received his B.S. and M.S. in Management Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. After that he worked for the Department of Defense for two years as a database analyst and designer. He then worked for Cap Gemini consulting and as a private consultant for another two years. Scott then received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Kent State University. He then worked for Roadway technologies as a senior technology consultant. He accepted an assistant professor position from Eastern Illinois University and after three years, Scott moved to the University of Rhode Island, USA, as an assistant professor in Management Information Systems.

Joan Peckham (Ed.)
Dr. Joan Peckham is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island, USA. In the 1990s she pursued semantic data modeling research in the context of active databases. She is currently interested in the application of these techniques to software engineering tools. She is concurrently working on a project to develop learning communities for freshman, with the goal of encouraging women and other underrepresented groups into the technical disciplines. She is also working with colleagues in engineering and the biological sciences to apply computing techniques to the fields of transportation and bioinformatics, respectively.

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