Overview for Software Engineering
Today, the discipline of Computer Science is concerned with developing large applications. Software Engineering covers not only the technical aspects to building software systems, but also management issues, such as directing programming teams, scheduling and budgeting. It is called ‘Engineering’, though early practitioners wished to call it ‘Software Physics’, but that term was already in use. In fact, they decided to call it software physics, because they believed that the software physics, because they believed that the process of producing software could be formulized with such rigour that it would be on all focus with physics. Indeed, text from the ‘80s were populated with theories, derivations, tables, graphs, equations and formulae – apparently in an attempt to look mathematical and scientific in nature. However, within a few years, the inadequacy of those texts became clear, and the situation changed rapidly, and today’s texts contain virtually no formulae or equations. In spite of that, the title, Software Engineering has been retained with authors, claiming in their introductions that, e.g. ‘Software Engineering employs engineering methods, processes, techniques and measurement”.
The Present work, in the form of a semi-textbook is meant for serving teachers and students at a large scale.
Ayaz Ahmad (Editor)
Ayaz Ahmad, a scientist and scholar in his own right, is a post-graduate in Computer Science. He is apt in Computer Application. He served as a Consultant with Al-Jazira Engineers at Riyadh is Saudi Arabia and later with Hyundai Power Transmission at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Presently, he is based in Delhi and working as an expert and consultant for Computer Applications. He also heads an online shipping portal for multi-purpose services. Of late, he has diversified into serious writing on various Computer Science and Electronic Science subjects. He has several books to his credit. This is his latest work on the subject. Presently, he is engaged in a research project on computer Application, which is bound to open new vistas in the discipline.