Desert island reading: A software engineering perspective

Raymond J. Offen*

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Software engineering is discussed. Successful software engineering is predicated as is all engineering, on effective specification. A specification is nothing more and nothing less than a domain descriptive theory of the application system. The activity of specification must always involve careful description, definition and model building. User-centred software design is only possible if well-constructued specification is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalAutomated Software Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


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