Software Engineering for Students A Programming Approach fourth edition

Software engineering is about the creation of large pieces of software that consist of thousands of lines of code and involve many person months of human effort.
One of the attractions of software engineering is that there is no one single best method for doing it, but instead a whole variety of different approaches. Consequently the software engineer needs a knowledge of many different techniques and tools. This diversity is one of the delights of software engineering, and this book celebrates this by presenting the range of current techniques and tools. We shall see that some software engineering methods are well-defined while others are ill-defined. And the processes of software development are always under debate.