How Software Is Built
Last updated on 2014-08-29
About the Book
How Software Is Built tackles the first requirement for developing Quality Software (the name of this series of books): learning to think correctly about problems, solutions, and quality itself. The book sets out guidelines that stimulate the kind of thinking needed.
Topics include a discussion of quality, software cultures, patterns of quality, patterns of management, feedback effects, the size/complexity dynamic in software engineering, the role of customers, and how to diagram causes and effects.
The book contains chapter summaries and many invaluable diagrams, as well as exercises, to bring home its lessons.
Here's a few of many five-star reviews:
"Weinberg addresses more clearly the form and essence of quality that we software people worry about... I can't imagine a better way to help change the thinking process in your organization than the wide-scale distribution of Jerry Weinberg's wonderful book." - Ed Yourdon, American Programmer
"I like Jerry Weinberg. He's a lunatic: I like that in a person. He writes from a technical and psychological perspective, describing how to think about what you do. . . . This series is one of my favorites." - Ron Jeffries, xprogramming.com
"The notation is so elegant that it takes almost no effort to learn and use it. The diagrams are simple and easy to understand and used in such a consistent manner that one has to wonder why this notation is not in widespread use. I hope it will be. . . ." —Software Quality World
"A must book for every software development manager." —C.C. Dilloway Computer Books Review
". . . very highly recommended!" —New Book Bulletin
"With the current frenzy for Total Quality Management, ISO 9000, and Baldrige Awards dominating the industry, it's refreshing to have someone as down-to-earth as Weinberg focusing on the need for high-quality management as a necessary prerequisite for high-quality software. . . . [a] people-oriented approach to quality." —Warren Keuffel. Computer Language
"This is one of those landmark books that comes along at the right time and addresses the right set of issues. . . . what makes this book unique and invaluable is the organization and presentation of the material. This is a book every software development manager should study." —Shel Siegel. CASE Trends
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