Epilogue and Some
Contemporary Issues
In this text, we have discussed most of the main topics of software engineer-
ing. It has been our intent to provide a broad introduction to the subject and
yet to be concise enough to allow the material to be covered within a semes-
ter time frame of 15 to 16 weeks. Although many “favorite” topics in software
engineering may not be included, readers will be directed to the Suggested
Readings section at the end of each chapter.
It is clear that the main topics of today will also evolve and change. What
is now considered new and exciting in software engineering may be old and
irrelevant in

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