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Software Engineering: A Modern Approach

Marco Tulio Valente

Associate Professor at ASERG/DCC/UFMG, Brazil

This textbook is designed for use in introductory Software Engineering courses. Additionally, it can be used by junior developers seeking knowledge in the following topics:

  • Agile methods, such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban.
  • Agile requirements specification, including user stories, MVPs, and A/B testing.
  • Software design, including design principles and design patterns.
  • Software architecture, including MVC, microservices, and publish/subscribe.
  • Software testing, with a focus on unit testing and testability.
  • Refactoring, with real examples of refactorings and code smells.
  • DevOps, including continuous integration and deployment.

The book has 349 pages, 10 chapters, and 120 exercises. It also has a Portuguese edition, available here.

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Marco Tulio Valente holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science since 2009. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at PUC Minas for 11 years and a senior systems analyst at a telecommunication company for four years. He is the author of more than 170 papers and has supervised over 30 master's dissertations and 15 doctoral theses.

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