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  • Coder to Developerby Mike Gunderloy

    Wiley 2006; US$ 29.99 US$ 26.50

    "Two thumbs up" —Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004) No one can disparage the ability to write good code. At its highest levels, it is an art. But no one can confuse writing good code with developing good software. The difference—in terms of challenges, skills, and compensation—is immense. Coder to Developer... more...

  • Agility and Discipline Made Easyby Per Kroll; Bruce MacIsaac

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 43.99

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. "The Japanese samurai Musashi wrote: 'One can win with the long sword, and one can win with the short sword. Whatever the weapon, there is a time and situation in which it is appropriate.' ... more...

  • Modeling Software with Finite State Machinesby Ferdinand Wagner; Ruedi Schmuki; Thomas Wagner; Peter Wolstenholme

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 125.95

    Modeling Software with Finite State Machines: A Practical Approach explains how to apply finite state machines to software development. It provides a critical analysis of using finite state machines as a foundation for executable specifications to reduce software development effort and improve quality. This book discusses the design of a state machine... more...

  • Managing Iterative Software Development Projectsby Kurt Bittner; Ian Spence

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 47.99

    The Practical, Start-to-Finish Guide to Planning and Leading Iterative Software Projects   Iterative processes have gained widespread acceptance because they help software developers reduce risk and cost, manage change, improve productivity, and deliver more effective, timely solutions. But conventional project management techniques... more...

  • Flexible Software Designby Bruce Johnson; Walter W. Woolfolk; Robert Miller; Cindy Johnson

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 121.95

    A developer's knowledge of a computing system's requirements is necessarily imperfect because organizations change. Many requirements lie in the future and are unknowable at the time the system is designed and built. To avoid burdensome maintenance costs developers must therefore rely on a system's ability to change gracefully-its flexibility. Flexible... more...

  • Guide to Applying the UMLby Sinan Si Alhir

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 81.71

    The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is an evolutionary general-purpose, tool-supported, and industry-standardized (OMG) modeling language for specifying, visualizing, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of a system-intensive process. "Guide to Applying the UML" offers a practical bridge between tutorials and reference works, demonstrating how... more...

  • Software Design Methodologyby Hong Zhu

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 73.95

    Software Design Methodology explores the theory of software architecture, with particular emphasis on general design principles rather than specific methods. This book provides in depth coverage of large scale software systems and the handling of their design problems. It will help students gain an understanding of the general theory of design methodology,... more...

  • Beyond Programmingby Bruce I. Blum

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 189.99

    This book provides a unique examination of the software development process, arguing that discipline, still dominated by methods conceived in the framework of older technologies, must undergo a fundamental reexamination of its guiding principles in order for significant progress to take place. To gain fresh insights into how we ought to direct future... more...

  • Refactoring to Agility (Digital Shortcut)by Carol A. Wellington

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 17.99

    A Practical Framework for Gaining Agility?s Benefits Without the Risk   Agile methodologies, such as XP, Scrum, Crystal, and Lean Software Development enable development organizations to deliver higher-quality software far more rapidly. However, for the ?non-agile? development organization, transitioning to agility is an enormous leap,... more...

  • Software Evolution and Feedbackby Nazim H. Madhavji; Juan Fernandez-Ramil; Dewayne Perry

    Wiley 2006; US$ 159.95 US$ 138.62

    Evolution of software has long been recognized as one of the most problematic and challenging areas in the field of software engineering, as evidenced by the high, often up to 60-80%, life-cycle costs attributed to this activity over the life of a software system.  Studies of software evolution are central to the understanding and practice of... more...