Software Engineering With Perl : Prototyping & Toolsmithing for Better Software-Sooner/Book and Disk
by Carl Dichter, Mark Pease

Paperback, 282 pages/Published by Prentice Hall: May 1995/ISBN: 013016965X

Chapter 1: Introduction
    Why We Wrote This Book, Software Tools Enable Big Productivity Gains,
    Along Comes CASE, Little CASE's Larger History, Why Perl Is Good for
    Software Engineering Tools, Testing Too, Software Development Processes
    and Prototyping, How to Use This Book, Your Friends Along the Way,
    Equipped Better.

Chapter 2: Why Perl?
    What Is Perl?, Why Is Perl Useful for Rapid Prototyping?, "Functional
    quickly", "Easy to modify", "A working model written in a
    fourth-generation language", "Always rewritten in a procedural
    language for implementation", "Always discarded", "Something that
    models human interfaces to computers", "A miniature model of a
    proposed system", "A model used to determine design correctness"
    and "A quick way to approximate a problem solution", "Always used
    with "live" data", How Perl Stacks Up, Perl Beats the Combined Forces,
    Converting Existing Scripts to Perl, Really Learning Perl.

Chapter 3: Prototyping with Perl
    Why Prototype?, Risk Area #1: Unknowns in Customer Requirements, Risk
    Area #2: Unknowns in Technology, Risk Area #3: Unknowns in Interfaces,
    The Waterfall Development Model, The Spiral Model, Structured Rapid
    Prototyping, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Other Development
    Methodologies, Prototyping Methods, Risks of Prototyping, The General
    Case of Prototyping, Requirements Analysis, Design, Implementation and
    Test, The Final Spin Cycle, Case History: Prototyping Power Estimation.

Chapter 4: Productivity Tools
    Generic Tags File Generator Tool, Reuse Library System, Documentation
    Extraction Tool, Reuse Browser, AutoDoc, Code Generators, Command-Line
    Processing and Help Code Generator, Test Fixtures, Stretch Yourself on
    Productivity Tools.

Chapter 5: Software Metrics with Perl
    Why Metrics?, What Are Software Metrics?, Counting Lines of Code,
    Halstead's Metrics, McCabe's Metric, Using Software and Other Metrics,
    Misusing Metrics, Metrics, Management, and Misconception, Not in My
    Code, Look What I've Done, Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics, Those Who
    Live By The Books..., Taken as Directed, Stretch Yourself on Software

Chapter 6: Configuration Management
    The How and Why of Configuration Management, Two Ways of Managing
    Versions, Revision Control System (RCS) Basics, Jumpstarting
    Revisions, Viewing History, How Far Does It Take Us?, Identifying
    Object Files, Automatic History, Handling Systems or Packages, Another
    Option, RCS Perl Scripts, Smart ci and co Tools, Problem Reporting,
    Stretch Yourself on Configuration Management.

Appendix A: Perl Quick Tour
    Perl Data Types, Variables, Literals, Basic Syntax, Subroutines,
    Packages, Operators, Regular Expressions, Special Variables,
    Perl Formatting Capabilities, Wrapping Up.

Appendix B: Portable Perl

Appendix C: Toolkit Libraries
    Langdef File Format and Access Routines, Langdef Regular Expressions,
    Langdef Capabilities, Langdef Routines, Routines Found in main Package,
    Useful Routines Found in "Langdef" Package, The Perl Forms System,
    What Is a Form, Defining a Form, Attributes Common to All Fields,
    Function Keys, Text Editing In Fields, Using Text Fields, Using
    Hidden Text Fields, Using Cyclic Fields, Using Enumerated Fields,
    Using The Forms System.

Appendix D: Software Engineering with Perl Scripts
    Productivity Tools:,,, Software Metrics with Perl:,, Configuration Management:,,,

Appendix E: Bibliography

Appendix F: GNU General Public License