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Software Engineering by Ashok Mohanty, Jibitesh Mishra

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Appendix B

Frequently Asked Questions with Short Answers

MODULE – I

(Introduction and Traditional Software Development)

  1. What is Software Engineering?

     

    Answer: Software Engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of software. It is the application of engineering methods to software development.

  2. Write two main characteristics that differentiate software from other physical products.

     

    Answer: The two main characteristics that differentiate software from other physical products are:

    1. The costs of oftware development are concentrated in engineering and not in production. Also, the cost of software is not dependent on volume of production.
    2. Software does not wear ...

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