critical analysis of challenges of software engineering
Describe what you see as the future of Software Engineering challenges particularly applied to Engineering projects. Increasingly, such projects have (and rely upon) very large software components. Integration of the software with other electronic and mechanical systems arguably
makes the software engineering component harder when compared with software for more
standard computer systems.
Here are some pointers to areas that you could cover:
â— The challenge of integrating software and hardware.
â— The challenge (and cost) of validating software embedded in physical systems. i.e. to
what extent can this software be tested within simulators? Is it possible to test for all
â— The increasing reliance on cloud systems for data storage and processing. What are the
advantages and disadvantages of cloud systems within SE?
â— The particular challenges when building mobile systems, or systems that are deployed in
hazardous, remote or otherwise challenging environments (mobile, space, etc)
â— The challenges of writing code that will work on future hardware setups, but can still
operate on existing hardware.
Your essay should include references where appropriate.