Review 1

Use the material in Chapter 1 of the Pfleeger/Atlee book to answer these three questions.

  1. What is software engineering and how does it fit into computer science?
  2. What is the difference between technical and business quality? Explain why each is important?
  3. Explain the difference between errors, faults, and failures. Why can a count of faults be a misleading measure of product quality?

Please submit your work by uploading either a .txt document or a .pdf document containing your answers to these questions. Do NOT submit .doc, .docx, .odt, or other document formats. (Note to Microsoft Word users: If you don't want to create a .pdf document, Word should provide a "Save as Text" command to create a .txt version of your document.)

In-class students: Submit your work for this assignment by 11:55 PM on Saturday, January 19th.

CAETE students: Submit your work for this assignment by 11:55 PM on Saturday, January 26th.

Kenneth M. Anderson, 2008.