Written by Sara Abdelaziz
Sara Abdel Aziz has a bachelor's in Computer Science and is currently working as a Senior Software Architect in KUWAITNET. Sara is a firm believer that you can never live up to your true potential unless you step out of your comfort zone.
The extensive and rapid development in the field of technology has given rise to the complex computing architecture. Software – thought to be just an imagination – amazes us by each passing day but it involves various complex procedures to make things happen predictably.
Software Engineering involves the development approaches – quantifiable as well as systematic – in addition to the operation, testing, and debugging. The systematic approach is only suitable if it can keep the deadline and generate the results within the set budget. Software Engineering is a combination of various concepts involving economics, management, communication, computer sciences, and customization. We’ve standardized software development approaches.
The development of top-quality and reliable software is the prime objective for a software engineer. And total quality management helps to ensure continuous improvement and refinement of the software development approaches.
Software Engineering Layers
Among various software engineering layers some of the most prominent are:
The Process Layer
This layer is popular for the time factor. This layer involves the outlining process to ensure reliable and timely delivery of the software.
The Method Layer
This layer deals with the provision of the technical knowledge. It includes the analysis of the requirements, and the stages of designing, encryption, testing, and debugging.
The Tools Layer
This layer ensures the provision of reliable support to the Method Layer. This support involves both, semi-computerized as well as computerized assistance. It consists of the integration of various tools sharing information with each other to help the process work properly. The use of integrated devices is termed as the CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering).
It is actually the hardware and software combination that helps the engineers to create hardware analogous with the help of the Computer Aided Design. CASE plays a vital role in the app development, the analysis of various stages involved in the development and the testing of the software.
This process just like a measuring scale which helps to analyze the potential of software against the risk involving security issues. You can’t rely on a software that is vulnerable to data compromise, unauthorized access, and even compromise of the whole software.
The security issues remain threatening, and more than 50% of these risks generate from the errors during the designing phase and the flaws in the application of the risk analysis tools. It seems a tough ask to go through the risk analysis process during the designing phase, but it has become mandatory because, without a proper risk analysis, the whole exercise of the software development may end in a massive disappointment due to the vulnerability to security risks.
This is a reliable risk analysis process and applies to various phases during the software development process. It is a continuous risk analysis which keeps analyzing the software’s potential to deal with security risks. It uses a comprehensive statistical methodology and ranks various types of threats which ultimately help the stakeholders to devise a reliable solution to keep the software secure.
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