WIT Press


Should Software Quality Be A Major Issue When Teaching First Year Programming To Software Engineers?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940091

Volume

7

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

787 kb

Author(s)

C.J. Burgess & B.F. Jones

Abstract

Software quality is fundamental to the education of Software Engineers and therefore needs to be included as a major topic in every degree course involving Software Engineering, but it is far less clear how should it be incorporated during the various stages of the degree course. The founda- tion of the ideas underpinning software quality are many and varied since it is a complex idea and is difficult to measure. It demands a sound foun- dation based on a number of different issues such as specification, design, implementation, testing and documentation. The temptation is therefore to postpone discussion of quality until after the first year. The authors argue th

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