This textbook provides a progressive approach to the teaching of
software engineering. First, readers are introduced to the core
concepts of the object-oriented methodology, which is used
throughout the book to act as the foundation for software
engineering and programming practices, and partly for the software
engineering process itself. Then, the processes involved in
software engineering are explained in more detail, especially
methods and their applications in design, implementation, testing,
and measurement, as they relate to software engineering projects.
At last, readers are given the chance to practice these concepts by
applying commonly used skills and tasks to a hands-on project. The
impact of such a format is the potential for quicker and deeper
understanding. Readers will master concepts and skills at the most
basic levels before continuing to expand on and apply these lessons
in later chapters.