These videos support the material in Chapters 1 and 2 in the 10th edition of Software Engineering. Videos marked with (*) have been specially made by theauthor to support the book. Others have been vetted as relevant to the book and of reasonable quality. Slides to accompany specially made videos can be downloaded from slideshare.
Introducing Software Engineering
In this video, I introduce software engineering by answering ten key questions about the discipline covering its nature and the differences between software engineering and other disciplines.
In this video, I explain the economic and social importance of software engineering and how it is central to all economic and social developments in the 21st century.
Software Engineering Ethics
This is a recording of a talk by Don Gotterbarn, a pioneer in computing and software engineering ethics, where he discusses why ethics are important. Much better than most talk recordings – at least the slides are readable.
This video I introduce the idea of software processes. These include plan-based software processes such as the waterfall model and agile, iterative processes.
In this video, I talk about the key activities in software engineering that are part of all software processes – specification, design and implementation, testing and evolution.
A general introduction explaining what is meant by a software process. It’s a little too detailed I think but provides a good explanation of why processes are important.
A good description of the waterfall approach to software development. Based on a specific class project but you can skip the details of this here.
An excellent short video that discusses factors to be considered in deciding if an agile development approach or a waterfall-based process should be used.
A short and easily understandable introduction to the V-model of software testing phases, as used in a plan-driven software process.