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Software Engineering by Kaseem Saleh

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CHAPTER

Software Maintenance

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Once the software is delivered and deployed, its intended users will begin to report the newly-discovered software errors. Also, users will demand modifications and additions to reflect new requirements or operating environments in addition to desired features that were known but were left out of the original specifications. Software maintenance encompasses all activities related to software enhancements performed after the software is deployed. The IEEE standard defines software maintenance as the modification of a software product after delivery to correct faults, improve performance or other attributes, or adapt the product to a modified environment. The standard also defines a process through ...

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