13 February 2019 – Seminar talk on Software Engineering? Are you kidding me? by Giuseppe Destefanis

Posted By admin on Feb 18, 2019 in Seminars

The BSEL seminar was held at WLFB 207/208 (2nd floor of Wilfred Brown) at 2:00PM.

A talk from Dr Giuseppe Destefanis titled ‘Software Engineering? Are you kidding me?’ (slides can be found here).

Software development is a complex human process which has, as a final goal, the creation of a complete working application. Software Engineering encompasses all the activities related to software development from conceiving to maintaining the product. Calling software a product, however, highlights all the difficulties of the subject, with “immateriality” being the first one. Engineering is defined as “the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.” (Oxford Dictionary). Is the combination of the two words “Software” and “Engineering” an oxymoron?