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Software Construction and Development: Course outline (SE3233)

Course contents

Software development process, Software engineering process infrastructure, Software engineering process improvement, Systems engineering life cycle models, Process implementation, Levels of process definition, Life cycle model characteristics, Individual and team software process, Lehman’s Laws, code salvaging, and configuration management. Martin Fowler’s refactoring concepts and their application to small projects. Apply Michael Feathers’ “legacy code” concepts. Exception handling, making methods robust by having them check their inputs sent from calling objects. Software configuration management, Release management, Software configuration management processes, Software deployment processes, Distribution and backup, Evolution processes and activities, Basic concepts of evolution and maintenance, Working with legacy systems, Refactoring, Error handling, exception handling, and fault tolerance. Personal reviews (design, code, etc.), Peer reviews (inspections, walkthroughs, etc.).

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