High Level Language Programming


Software Engineering

A systematic approach to the analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software. It often involves the use of CASE tools. There are various models of the software life-cycle, and many methodologies for the different phases.


Quote of the day, 2001/04/10:

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

--Rich Cook


The concept of Software Engineering was initiated at a conference in 1968:

P. Naur and B. Randell, "Software Engineering, Report on a conference sponsored by the NATO Science Committee", Garmisch, Germany, 7th to 11th October 1968", Scientific Affairs Division, NATO, Brussels, 1969.


At Virginia Tech our software engineering sequence of courses is:


CASE: Computer Aided Software Engineering.

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