A Guide to Software Configuration Management

Author: Alexis Leon

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: 9781580530729

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 4815

Software configuration management (SCM) is a scientific tool giving software engineers greater control of the software development process. Leon takes readers through every phase of the development lifecycle, pointing out potential pitfalls along the way. The author covers configuration audits, management tools, implementation, trends and future directions. Includes lists of SCM vendors, standards and Internet resources.

A+ Guide to Software

Author: Jean Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446445

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 4395

This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to Software, Ninth Edition closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-902 certification exam. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of security, virtualization, new coverage of cloud computing, Linux and Mac OS, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and the optional MindTap that includes labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting

Author: Jean Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435487370

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 8880

Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the fifth edition of A+ GUIDE TO SOFTWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING maps fully to CompTIA’s 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer software. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the software portions of the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical reorganization within each chapter and inclusion of new tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for operating systems maintenance and repair. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Water Management Models

A Guide to Software

Author: Ralph A. Wurbs

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132441527

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 994

Water Management Models: A Guide to Software is designed to make the inventory of modeling tools more accessible to water management professionals. The purpose of the book is to assist water managers, planners, engineers, and scientists in sorting through the maze of models to understand which ones might be most useful for their particular modeling needs. Information is provided to facilitate identification, selection, and acquisition of software packages for a broad spectrum of water resources planning and management applications.

Parents' Computer Companion

A Guide to Software and Online Resources

Author: Jason D. Baker

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801060779

Category: Computers

Page: 139

View: 3256

Examines how parents can foster computer literacy in their children and includes information on ways to locate and use the best online and computer products available

Working with Coders

A Guide to Software Development for the Perplexed Non-Techie

Author: Patrick Gleeson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484227018

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 2485

Get introduced to the fascinating world inhabited by the professional software developer. Aimed at a non-technical audience, this book aims to de-obfuscate the jargon, explain the various activities that coders undertake, and analyze the specific pressures, priorities, and preoccupations that developers are prone to. In each case it offers pragmatic advice on how to use this knowledge to make effective business decisions and work productively with software teams. Software projects are, all too often, utter nightmares for everyone involved. Depending on which study you read, between 60 and 90 percent of all software projects are completed late, run over budget, or deliver an inferior quality end product. This blight affects everyone from large organizations trying to roll out business change to tiny startups desperately trying to launch their MVP before the money runs out. While there has been much attention devoted to understanding these failings, leading to the development of entire management methodologies aimed at reducing the failure rate, such new processes have had, at best, limited success in delivering better results. Based on a decade spent exploring the world of software, Patrick Gleeson argues that the underlying reason for the high failure rate of software projects is that software development, being a deeply arcane and idiosyncratic process, tends to be thoroughly and disastrously misunderstood by managers and leaders. So long as the people tasked with making decisions about software projects are unaware of these idiosyncrasies and their ramifications, software projects will be delivered late, software products will be unfit for purpose, and relations between software developers and their non-technical colleagues will be strained. Even the most potent modern management tools are ineffective when wielded blindly. To anyone who employs, contracts, manages, or works with software developers, Working with Coders: A Guide to Software Development for the Perplexed Non-Techie delivers the understanding necessary to reduce friction and inefficiencies at the intersection between software development teams and their non-technical colleagues. What You'll Learn Discover why software projects are so commonly delivered late and with an abysmal end product Examine why the relationship between coders and their non-technical colleagues is often strained Understand how the software development process works and how to support it effectively Decipher and use the jargon of software development Keep a team of coders happy and improve the odds of successful software project delivery Who This Book Is For Anyone who employs, contracts, or manages software developers—such as tech startup CEOs, project managers, and clients of digital agencies—and wishes the relationship were easier and more productive. The secondary readership is software developers who want to find ways of working more effectively as part of a team.

Song Sheets to Software

A Guide to Print Music, Software, and Web Sites for Musicians

Author: Elizabeth C. Axford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850279

Category: Music

Page: 267

View: 3137

This second edition of Song Sheets to Software includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and music-related Internet Web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. This book is a particularly valuable resource for the private studio and classroom music teacher.

A+ Guide to IT Technical Support (Hardware and Software)

Author: Jean Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446429

Category: Computers

Page: 1119

View: 8270

This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, 9th Edition closely integrates the CompTIA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, virtualization, new coverage of cloud computing, Linux and Mac OS, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes online labs and the optional MindTap that includes online labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician and administrator. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Software Project Management

Methods and Techniques : a Guide to Software Project Management Methods

Author: Lawrence J. Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974488608

Category: Computer software

Page: 360

View: 7439

Utilizing more than 36 years experience in this field, Dr. Peters demonstrates how to be successful in the software field. He focuses on what the industry has cited for 25 years as the key to success -- management. He does this by presenting a unique set of the latest and most effective techniques adapted from business, psychology, engineering, accounting, law and other fields which contribute to bringing projects in on time, on budget and exceeding client expectations. The reader is presented with a tool set designed to ensure success in software project management which includes topics not found in combination in other Software Project Management texts including COTS and COCOTS, Risk Management, Project Plan Optimization, COCOMO II and How to Motivate and Evaluate Software Professionals, with guidance on how and when to use each. The book takes a process modeling view of software project management, avoiding the pitfalls of the recipe style treatment found elsewhere. The book is laden with real world examples, process models, lessons learned and problem solving principles. The book begins with the basics of software project management then goes well beyond them by introducing and demonstrating advanced methods for successfully managing software projects.

A Guide to Software Package Evaluation & Selection

The R2ISC Method

Author: Nathan Hollander

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814405536

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 1368

Offers a method for evaluating a business software package against five criteria--current requirements, future requirements, ease of implementation, vendor support, and cost. The CD-ROM contains a sample request for proposal to send vendors and project plan. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Guide to Software Development

Designing and Managing the Life Cycle

Author: Arthur M. Langer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447167996

Category: Computers

Page: 402

View: 8321

This book presents a guide to navigating the complicated issues of quality and process improvement in enterprise software implementation, and the effect these have on the software development life cycle (SDLC). Offering an integrated approach that includes important management and decision practices, the text explains how to create successful automated solutions that fit user and customer needs, by mixing different SDLC methodologies. With an emphasis on the realities of practice, the book offers essential advice on defining business requirements, and managing change. This revised and expanded second edition includes new content on such areas as cybersecurity, big data, and digital transformation. Features: presents examples, case studies, and chapter-ending problems and exercises; concentrates on the skills needed to distinguish successful software implementations; considers the political and cultural realities in organizations; suggests many alternatives for how to manage and model a system.

A+ Guide to Hardware

Author: Jean Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446437

Category: Computers

Page: 784

View: 5628

This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE, Ninth Edition, closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-901 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and the optional MindTap that includes labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Software Design

A Comprehensive Guide to Software Development Projects

Author: Murali Chemuturi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351068547

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 4345

This book is perhaps the first attempt to give full treatment to the topic of Software Design. It will facilitate the academia as well as the industry. This book covers all the topics of software design including the ancillary ones.

A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC

Author: Jean Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133135080

Category: Computers

Page: 1344

View: 7892

This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning—including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides—this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Software Metrics

A Guide to Planning, Analysis, and Application

Author: C. Ravindranath Pandian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203496077

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 8180

The modern field of software metrics emerged from the computer modeling and "statistical thinking" services of the 1980s. As the field evolved, metrics programs were integrated with project management, and metrics grew to be a major tool in the managerial decision-making process of software companies. Now practitioners in the software industry have a reference that validates software metrics as a crucial tool for efficient and successful project management and execution. Software Metrics: A Guide to Planning, Analysis, and Application simplifies software measurement and explains its value as a pragmatic tool for management. Ideas and techniques presented in this book are derived from best practices. The ideas are field-proven, down to earth, and straightforward, making this volume an invaluable resource for those striving for process improvement. This overview helps readers enrich their knowledge of measurements and analysis, best practices, and how ordinary analysis techniques can be applied to achieve extraordinary results. Easy-to-understand tools and methods are applied to demonstrate how metrics create models that are indispensable to decision-making in the software industry.

A Guide to Selecting Software Measures and Metrics

Author: Capers Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315314630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 8058

Going where no book on software measurement and metrics has previously gone, this critique thoroughly examines a number of bad measurement practices, hazardous metrics, and huge gaps and omissions in the software literature that neglect important topics in measurement. The book covers the major gaps and omissions that need to be filled if data about software development is to be useful for comparisons or estimating future projects. Among the more serious gaps are leaks in reporting about software development efforts that, if not corrected, can distort data and make benchmarks almost useless and possibly even harmful. One of the most common leaks is that of unpaid overtime. Software is a very labor-intensive occupation, and many practitioners work very long hours. However, few companies actually record unpaid overtime. This means that software effort is underreported by around 15%, which is too large a value to ignore. Other sources of leaks include the work of part-time specialists who come and go as needed. There are dozens of these specialists, and their combined effort can top 45% of total software effort on large projects. The book helps software project managers and developers uncover errors in measurements so they can develop meaningful benchmarks to estimate software development efforts. It examines variations in a number of areas that include: Programming languages Development methodology Software reuse Functional and nonfunctional requirements Industry type Team size and experience Filled with tables and charts, this book is a starting point for making measurements that reflect current software development practices and realities to arrive at meaningful benchmarks to guide successful software projects.

Current Practices in Software Development

A Guide to Successful Systems

Author: David King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer programming

Page: 216

View: 8474

The history of the structured revolution; Structured design; Structured programming; The traditional system development life cycle; Feasibility study stage; Requirements definition stage; System specification stage; System specification stage; System design stage; Program design and development stage; System test stage; implementation and production stage; System development people; Walkthroughs; The project library; The evolving system development life cycle; The future; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.