A software engineer is a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of the software that make computers or other devices containing software work.
Software engineering forms the basis of operational design and development to all computer systems. It is concerned with designing, writing, testing, implementing and maintaining software.
While most jobs are in industry, research labs also hire skilled software engineers, either for research in software engineering itself or for supporting software development in research environments. Skilled software engineers are also hired by startup companies, or are well prepared to start their own software development companies.
But software engineering is not a static profession. Software engineering has evolved with improved languages, interactive development environments and more sound best practices. Simultaneously, computers have grown more complex with a million cores distributed over networks, complex graphics and natural language interfaces and manage many sensors in a smartphone, smart-car or smart-home.
The future for software engineers is particularly strong and one that will continuously evolve with assistance from AI and robotics over the next 10–20 years. More and more of what we do in our daily lives is software enabled.
Clearly, individuals and organizations in the software engineering arenas need to keep up. Tonex can help.
Software Engineering Training by Tonex
Over the past couple of decades, software engineering education has been emerging as an independent and mature discipline in parallel with the field’s increased responsibilities and evolutionary tasks.
Software engineering training classes by Tonex can fulfill ongoing education needs. The classes are designed for software developers, software engineers, system engineers, test engineers, project managers, testing, verification & validation and configuration project managers.
Software Engineering Topics Covered
Tonex Software Engineering courses cover a wide array of subject matter including the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which describes the period of time that starts with the software system being conceptualized and ends with the software system being discarded after usage.
Software engineers have several objectives in using the SDLC, including:
- Assuring the software development process is a structured process
- Determining the order of states involved in software development
- Providing guidance
- Specifying a particular approach for designing, building and maintaining software.
You also learn how software engineers approach security. Traditionally, security is incorporated in a software system after all the functional requirements have been addressed. However with the rise of cyberattacks, there is now a need for security to be an integral part of the entire software development life cycle.
The importance of software engineering is immeasurable at this juncture in history and likely into the future.
With tools and methodologies changing and evolving in the field of software engineering, it’s very important for software engineers to stay current on new technologies and the latest software trends.
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