Last-Modified: 5 Jun 1998
Welcome to comp.software-eng, a newsgroup for discussion of software
engineering and related topics.
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Asked Questions (FAQ) postings, which appear about every four weeks.
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The following other newsgroups discuss topics related to software engineering;
consequently, coverage of these topics in this newsgroup (and thus the
comp.software-eng archives) tends to be sparse. Many of these groups have
their own FAQ's, which you can find in the appropriate *.answers group (e.g.
comp.answers for any group whose name starts with "comp.").
comp.groupware Software/hardware for shared interactive environments
comp.human-factors Human factors, including user interfaces
comp.lang.* Discussion of specific programming languages.
comp.newprod Announcements of new products
comp.object Object-oriented analysis/design/programming/systems
comp.programming Programming, especially algorithms and data structures
comp.realtime Computer-based realtime systems
comp.software.measurement Software metrics
comp.software.testing Software testing
comp.software.config-mgmt Configuration management and problem tracking
comp.specification.misc Formal specification methods
comp.specification.larch The Larch family of specification notations
comp.specification.z The Z formal specification notation
comp.sw.components Reusable software components
"Yo' ideas need to be thinked befo' they are say'd" - Ian Lamb, age 3.5