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Software Engineering by Ashok Mohanty, Jibitesh Mishra

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Chapter 1

Introduction

This chapter provides a preamble to the software engineering discipline. It briefly describes the following topics:

  • Software and their types

  • Characteristics of commercial software

  • Evolution of software for business

  • Generation of computers

  • Overview of different programming languages

  • Developments in programming techniques

  • Factors that led to the emergence of the software engineering discipline

  • Core aspects of software engineering

  • Salient features of software development

After going through this chapter a reader will understand the scope of software engineering and its importance in software development.

Today, every sector of the economy depends on computers to a great extent. Software is a key element of any computer-based ...

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