Required Readings

A lot has been written about software engineering both from industrial and also from academic perspectives. The intent of the reading assignments (part of the individual grades in the course) is to have you see how experts in the field look at various issues and problems in software engineering. Each of the eight reading assignments will comprise one or two articles to read, along with a required summarization or set of questions to be answered about the readings. These summarization or questions will be due on Mondays at 11:00PM through DropBox or WebQ, depending on what the requirement is for that week's reading. The readings will also be part of the material to be covered on the two midterm examinations.

Access to the readings: a number of the papers are accessible through the ACM and IEEE Digital libraries. To access these for free using UW licenses, you will either have to be logged in from a UW IP address or you will have to go to the site and click the off-campus access (log in) icon in the upper-right of the screen. Some of the readings will be designated with a DOI: a unique "Digital Object Identifier" that has broad usage. You may have to navigate to the UW library's link to the ACM Digital Library or IEEE Xplore to access these papers.

  1. CANCELLED Due Monday April 23, 2012 at 11:00PM
  2. TBA Due Monday May 7, 2012 at 11:00PM
  3. TBA Due Monday May 14, 2012 at 11:00PM
  4. TBA Due Monday May 21, 2012 at 11:00PM