© 2018

Software Development From A to Z

A Deep Dive into all the Roles Involved in the Creation of Software


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 1-13
  3. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 15-46
  4. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 47-65
  5. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 67-100
  6. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 101-131
  7. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 133-180
  8. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 181-208
  9. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 209-235
  10. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 237-257
  11. Olga Filipova, Rui Vilão
    Pages 259-283
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-291

About this book


Understand the big picture of the software development process. We use software every day – operating systems, applications, document editing programs, home banking – but have you ever wondered how software is created? This book guides you through the entire process, from conception to the finished product with the aid of user-centric design theory and tools. 

Software Development: From A to Z provides an overview of backend development - from databases to communication protocols including practical programming skills in Java and of frontend development - from HTML and CSS to npm registry and Vue.js framework. You'll also review quality assurance engineering, including the theory about different kind of tests and practicing end-to-end testing using Selenium. 

Dive into the devops world where authors discuss continuous integration and continuous delivery processes along with each topic's associated technologies. You'll then explore insightful product and project management coverage where authors talk about agile, scrum and other processes from their own experience.

The topics that are covered do not require a deep knowledge of technology in general; anyone possessing basic computer and programming knowledge will be able to complete all the tasks and fully understand the concepts this book aims at delivering. You'll wear the hat of a project manager, product owner, designer, backend, frontend, QA and devops engineer, and find your favorite role. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.BerlinGermany

About the authors

Olga Filipova and Rui Vilão are a happy couple of software engineers and travelers currently living in Berlin. Both authors are technical co-founders of an educational non-profit organisation based in Ukraine called EdEra ( EdEra explores a learn-by-doing learning process which has been applied in this book. Olga is a VP of Engineering at OptioPay and Rui is a lead software engineer at Gymondo. They both hold Masters in Computer Science and previously worked for Feedzai– a hugely successful Portuguese start-up that prevents fraud all over the world. You can contact Olga and Rui via Twitter @chudaol.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Software Development From A to Z
  • Book Subtitle A Deep Dive into all the Roles Involved in the Creation of Software
  • Authors Olga Filipova
    Rui Vilão
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Olga Filipova and Rui Vilão 2018
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-3944-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-3945-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 88 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Web Development
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“The book could indeed be fairly useful if you’re interested in building (and marketing) software as a product; if you already know some rudimentary things about what it means to program and to test; and if you know and accept the programming environment the authors use.” (R. L. Glass, Computing Reviews, April 02, 2019)