Software Development

Software Development : Building Reliable Systems

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There's never been a more thorough, realistic guide to "what works" in software development -- and how to make it happen in your organization. In this book, a leading consultant presents the industry's best start-to-finish techniques for software development, covering all key elements of success: people, processes, and technology. Learn to build a winning software development team, organize for success, and retain your best talent in today's competitive hiring environment. Discover how to build a software architecture that maps to business goals -- and really can serve as a foundation for successful development. Learn how to implement superior O-O techniques from planning through testing. Identify better ways to use RAD, leverage standards; measure quality and productivity -- and improve them. Finally, discover proven ways to leverage today's hottest network- and component-based technologies.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 175.26 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 997.9g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130812463
  • 9780130812469

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80% of software projects failhere's why the other 20% succeed! "Software Development" is the most thorough, realistic guide to "what works" in software developmentand how to make it happen in your organization. Leading consultant Marc Hamilton tackles all three key components of successful development: people, processes, and technology. From streamlining infrastructures to retraining programmers, choosing tools to implementing service-level agreements, Hamilton unifies all of today's best practicesin management, architecture, and software engineering. There's never been a more comprehensive blueprint for software success. Discover "The Ten Commandments of Software Development" Build a winning software development team, organize it for success - and retain your best talent Create a software architecture that maps to business goals and serves as a foundation for successful development Define processes that streamline component and Web-based development projects Leverage the advantages of object-oriented techniques throughout the entire lifecycle Make the most of Java, JavaBeans, and Jini technology Learn the best ways to measure software quality and productivityand improve them "Software Development" is ruthlessly realistic and remarkably accessiblefor managers and technical professionals alike. Best of all, its techniques can be applied to any project or organization, large or small. Ready to build software that meets all its goals? "This book will get you there.""
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About Marc Hamilton

Mark Hamilton has 16+ years of experience in large-scale software development. At TRW, he worked under mentors such as Dr. Barry Boehm, developer of the legendary "spiral" method. Now at Sun Microsystems in Los Angeles, he is a systems engineering manager helping enterprise customers design business-critical applications.

Series Editor Harris Kern was formerly Sun's Data Center and System Administrator Manager in Milpitas, CA, and now supports marketing and sales for Sun worldwide. He implemented and supported Sun's first 24x7 mission-critical UNIX production environment, and co-authored Building the New Enterprise (Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall PTR).
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