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UT Austin’s Software Quality Institute launches series of software books

The University of Texas at Austin’s Software Quality Institute (SQI) is expanding its service to the software professional community by publishing Constructing Superior Software, the first in a series of books that will deal with software development, software management, integration of software into other industries and software quality. This flagship book in the SQI series was published jointly with Macmillan Technical Publishing.

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AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s Software Quality Institute (SQI) is expanding its service to the software professional community by publishing Constructing Superior Software, the first in a series of books that will deal with software development, software management, integration of software into other industries and software quality. This flagship book in the SQI series was published jointly with Macmillan Technical Publishing.

The series was created by practitioners for practitioners and emphasizes real life problems with solutions based on actual experience. It was written cooperatively by members of the series editorial board and other leading authorities, including Peter Freeman, John Musa, Scott Isensee, Karel Vredenburg, Len Bass, Rick Kazman, Paul C. Clements, Alan Brown, Herb Krasner, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger and Tony Wasserman. Several more manuscripts are in production and slated for release this year.

The Software Quality Institute (SQI) is a multidisciplinary partnership between UT Austin and the software and information systems organizations in Texas. SQI specializes in practitioner-to-practitioner training, with an emphasis on hands-on practical workshops. Its mission is to inform and educate software producers and software users at the local, state and national levels about issues vital to the production and application of high-quality software. SQI draws on research and expertise available at UT Austin, the private sector and government. The Software Quality Institute is a unit within the College of Engineering under the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education.

For more information, call Marilyn Robertson, book series manager, at (512) 475-8649, or by e-mail at marilyn@sqi.utexas.edu. For more information about the book, the series or SQI, please visit http://www.sqi.utexas.edu.