Software Reading Techniques

What You'll Learn: Improve software review, inspection procedures, and reading skills Study traditional and modern advanced reading techniques applicable to software artifacts Master specific reading techniques for software requirements ...

Author: Yang‐Ming Zhu

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484223468

Category: Computers

Page: 126

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Learn twenty software reading techniques to enhance your effectiveness in reviewing and inspecting software artifacts such as requirements specifications, designs, code files, and usability. Software review and inspection is the best practice in software development that detects and fixes problems early. Software professionals are trained to write software but not read and analyze software written by peers. As a result, individual reading skills vary widely. Because the effectiveness of software review and inspection is highly dependent on individual reading skills, differential outcomes among software readers vary by a factor of ten. Software Reading Techniques is designed to close that gap. Dr Yang‐Ming Zhu’s depth of experience as a software architect, team leader, and scientist make him singularly well-equipped to bring you up to speed on all the techniques and tips for optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of your software review and inspection skills. What You'll Learn: Improve software review, inspection procedures, and reading skills Study traditional and modern advanced reading techniques applicable to software artifacts Master specific reading techniques for software requirements specification, software design, and code Who This Book Is For: Software professionals and software engineering students and researchers

Empirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering

Providing practical solutions related to these issues is the aim of the empirical
investigation of software reading. Such investigation includes evaluating the
impact of different reading techniques on the quality of software products and ...

Author: Reidar Conradi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540406727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Nowadays, societies crucially depend on high-quality software for a large part of their functionalities and activities. Therefore, software professionals, researchers, managers, and practitioners alike have to competently decide what software technologies and products to choose for which purpose. For various reasons, systematic empirical studies employing strictly scientific methods are hardly practiced in software engineering. Thus there is an unquestioned need for developing improved and better-qualified empirical methods, for their application in practice and for dissemination of the results. This book describes different kinds of empirical studies and methods for performing such studies, e.g., for planning, performing, analyzing, and reporting such studies. Actual studies are presented in detail in various chapters dealing with inspections, testing, object-oriented techniques, and component-based software engineering.

Lecture Notes on Empirical Software Engineering

This chapter will provide an example of this informal approach and how it has
been used in the evolution of two sets of software reading techniques . We will
present a brief description of each set of replications , focusing on the lessons ...

Author: Natalia Juristo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812795588

Category: Computers

Page: 274

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Empirical verification of knowledge is one of the foundations for developing any discipline. As far as software construction is concerned, the empirically verified knowledge is not only sparse but also not very widely disseminated among developers and researchers. This book aims to spread the idea of the importance of empirical knowledge in software development from a highly practical viewpoint. It has two goals: (1) Define the body of empirically validated knowledge in software development so as to advise practitioners on what methods or techniques have been empirically analysed and what the results were; (2) as empirical tests have traditionally been carried out by universities or research centres, propose techniques applicable by industry to check on the software development technologies they use. Contents: Limitations of Empirical Testing Technique Knowledge (N Juristo et al.); Replicated Studies: Building a Body of Knowledge about Software Reading Techniques (F Shull et al.); Combining Data from Reading Experiments in Software Inspections OCo A Feasibility Study (C Wholin et al.); External Experiments OCo A Workable Paradigm for Collaboration Between Industry and Academia (F Houdek); (Quasi-)Experimental Studies in Industrial Settings (O Laitenberger & D Rombach); Experimental Validation of New Software Technology (M V Zelkowitz et al.). Readership: Researchers, academics and professionals in software engineering."

The Effect of Instructional Reading Software on Developing English Reading Speed and Comprehension for It University Students

Such strategies include using various techniques such as chunking and
eliminating sub vocalization. For the measurement of reading speeds, Speed: No
. of words in passage S: W/M Minutes Reading Comprehension: Reading ...

Author: Sumar Ghizan PHD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477130025

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Sumar Ghizan has been a faculty member in the English Language Institute (ELI) at New York Institute of Technology from 2005 until Sep 2010. Recently, she is a research Assistant at The University of Windsor where she is enrolled in the MEd program. She has been teaching English Language for Graduate and Undergraduate Students for more than twelve years. In 2010 Ghizan has obtained her degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Curricula and Methods of English Language from the College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, AAU. Her research interests are in language acquisition, educational policies and curricula studies. She had participated in one conference and looking forward to attend another in Brussels where she is going to present a paper on Educational Policies for the First Nation Child: impediments and future perceptions.

Perspectives of System Informatics

2 A Motivating Example: Software Reading Techniques Yet even when
replications are run, it's hard to know how to abstract important knowledge
without a framework for relating the studies. To illustrate, we present our work on
reading ...

Author: Dines Bjørner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540465621

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Third International Andrei Ershov Memorial Conference, PSI'99, held in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia, in July 1999. The 44 revised papers presented together with five revised full invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 73 submissions. The papers are organized in sections on algebraic specifications, partial evaluation and super compilation, specification with states, concurrency and parallelism, logic and processes, languages and software, database programming, object-oriented programming, constraint programming, model checking and program checking, and artificial intelligence.

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

These results suggest that active guidance improves the efficiency of inspectors
while the upfront investment into usage-based reading pays off during inspection.
Keywords: inspection process improvement, reading techniques, software ...

Author: Frank Bomarius

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540262008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 588

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2005, held in Oulu, Finland in June 2005. The 44 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected and constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects. The papers are organized in topical sections on software process improvement, software quality, mobile and wireless applications, requirements engineering, industrial experiences, process analysis, process modeling, SPI methods and tools, experimental software engineering, validation and verification, agile methods, and measurement.

Formal Methods and Software Engineering

Many researchers have contributed to the progress of the technology by
establishing various reading techniques [2, 3, 4, 5] and inspection processes [6, 7
, 8], but most of the existing techniques do not take formal specification into
account in ...

Author: Kung-Kiu Lau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540297979

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2005, held in Manchester, UK in November 2005. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 74 submissions. The papers address all current issues in formal methods and their applications in software engineering. They are organized in topical sections on specification, modelling, security, communication, development, testing, verification, and tools.

Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Software Engineering

Reading techniques provide a systematic and well - defined way of inspecting a
document , allowing feedback and ... This tutorial introduces Perspective - Based
Reading ( PBR ) , a specific reading technique used to review software ...

Author: International Conference on Software Engineering (22, 2000, Limerick)


ISBN: 0780363256

Category: Computer programming

Page: 843

View: 193


Foundations of Empirical Software Engineering

This study applies an experimentation methodology to compare three state-of-the
-practice software testing techniques: a) code reading by stepwise abstraction, b)
functional testing using equivalence partitioning and boundary value analysis, ...

Author: Barry Boehm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540245472

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Although software engineering can trace its beginnings to a NATO conf- ence in 1968, it cannot be said to have become an empirical science until the 1970s with the advent of the work of Prof. Victor Robert Basili of the University of Maryland. In addition to the need to engineer software was the need to understand software. Much like other sciences, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, software engineering needed a discipline of obs- vation, theory formation, experimentation, and feedback. By applying the scientific method to the software engineering domain, Basili developed concepts like the Goal-Question-Metric method, the Quality-Improvement- Paradigm, and the Experience Factory to help bring a sense of order to the ad hoc developments so prevalent in the software engineering field. On the occasion of Basili’s 65th birthday, we present this book c- taining reprints of 20 papers that defined much of his work. We divided the 20 papers into 6 sections, each describing a different facet of his work, and asked several individuals to write an introduction to each section. Instead of describing the scope of this book in this preface, we decided to let one of his papers, the keynote paper he gave at the International C- ference on Software Engineering in 1996 in Berlin, Germany to lead off this book. He, better than we, can best describe his views on what is - perimental software engineering.

Advances in Computers

Highly Dependable Software Marvin V. Zelkowitz ... Adequate support for the
defect detection activity of inspectors (i.e., reading strategies) has the potential to
dramatically improve the effectiveness and efficiency of inspection [40]. The more

Author: Marvin V. Zelkowitz

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0120121581

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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This volume describes various approaches towards software dependability: development measurability; transformation oriented programming; bounded model checking; GUI testing; and the evolution of the various security policies that ensure appropriate secure behaviour.

Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises Techniques and Case Studies

Techniques and Case Studies Oktaba, Hanna, Piattini, Mario. REFERENCES ...
M.L. Soffa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28 th International Conference on Software
Engineering ICSE '06 (pp. 12-29). New York: ... Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Author: Oktaba, Hanna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models are currently geared toward large organizations, where most software organizations are small and medium enterprises. Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies offers practical and useful guidelines, models, and techniques for improving software processes and products for small and medium enterprises, utilizing the authoritative, demonstrative tools of case studies and lessons learned to provide academics, scholars, and practitioners with an invaluable research source.

Value Based Software Engineering

criteria of completeness and sufficient quality for understanding the inspection
context; (2) Individual reading supported with reading techniques optimized for
negotiation results; (3) Meeting of inspectors or some other form of defect
collection; ...

Author: Stefan Biffl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540292632

Category: Computers

Page: 388

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Ross Jeffery When, as a result of pressure from the CEO, the Chief Information Officer poses the question “Just what is this information system worth to the organization?” the IT staff members are typically at a loss. “That’s a difficult question,” they might say; or “well it really depends” is another answer. Clearly, neither of these is very satisfactory and yet both are correct. The IT community has struggled with qu- tions concerning the value of an organization’s investment in software and ha- ware ever since it became a significant item in organizational budgets. And like all questions concerning value, the first step is the precise determination of the object being assessed and the second step is the identification of the entity to which the value is beneficial. In software engineering both of these can be difficult. The p- cise determination of the object can be complex. If it is an entire information s- tem in an organizational context that is the object of interest, then boundary defi- tion becomes an issue. Is the hardware and middleware to be included? Can the application exist without any other applications? If however the object of interest is, say, a software engineering activity such as testing within a particular project, then the boundary definition becomes a little easier. But the measure of benefit may become a little harder.

Designing Software Intensive Systems Methods and Principles

Methods and Principles Tiako, Pierre F. object-oriented software. Reading, MA:
Addison-Wesley. Martin, G., Lavagno, L., & Louis-Guerin, J. (2001). Embedded
UML: A merger of real-time UML and co-design. In Proceedings of the 9th ...

Author: Tiako, Pierre F.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047010

Category: Computers

Page: 582

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"This book addresses the complex issues associated with software engineering environment capabilities for designing real-time embedded software systems"--Provided by publisher.

ECOOP 2003 Object Oriented Programming

Reading. Techniques. for. Inspection. of. UML. Models. -. An. Industrial.
Experiment. 1 2 l l Reidar Conradi , Parastoo ... Obj ect-oriented design and
modeling with UML has become a central part of software development in
industry. Software ...

Author: ECOOP (Conference)

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540405313

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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The refereed proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, ECOOP 2003, held in Darmstadt, Germany in July 2003. The 18 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 88 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on aspects and components; patterns, architecture, and collaboration; types; modeling; algorithms, optimization, and runtimes; and formal techniques and methodology.

Software Error Analysis

Software inspection , another static technique , is time consuming because it
requires line by line , or graph by graph reading of the software element . Data
collected from over 203 software inspections at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ...

Author: Wendy W. Peng

Publisher: Silicon Press

ISBN: 092930618X

Category: Computers


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Lean Software Strategies

This is especially true in the software development industry , where the
techniques associated with each principle only ... Reading and listening to others
in the field suggests that for some , the reasoning goes a little like this : All
computer ...

Author: Peter Middleton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1563273055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 468

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Winner Of The 2007 Shingo Prize For Excellence In Manufacturing Research! Lean production, which has radically benefited traditional manufacturing, can greatly improve the software industry with similar methods and results. This transformation is possible because the same overarching principles that apply in other industries work equally well in software development. The software industry follows the same industrial concepts of production as those applied in manufacturing; however, the software industry perceives itself as being fundamentally different and has largely ignored what other industries have gained through the application of lean techniques. Lean Software Strategies: Proven Techniques for Managers and Developers, shows how the most advanced concepts of lean production can be applied to software development and how current software development practices are inadequate. Written for software engineers, developers, and leaders who need help creating lean software processes and executing genuinely lean projects, this book draws on the personal experiences of the two authors as well as research on various software companies applying lean production to software development programs.

Flexible Reliable Software

The big problem with a book about making software is that you do not learn to
make software—by reading a book. You learn it by reading about the techniques,
concepts and mind-sets that I present; apply them in practice, perhaps trying ...

Author: Henrik B. Christensen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439882726

Category: Computers

Page: 527

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Flexible, Reliable Software: Using Patterns and Agile Development guides students through the software development process. By describing practical stories, explaining the design and programming process in detail, and using projects as a learning context, the text helps readers understand why a given technique is required and why techniqu