Welcome to my book "Software Engineering - The Basics of Software Development" I have tried to cover all issues regarding software development in a simplified form or a nutshell. As such one can understand the concepts of Software Engineering within a short span of time. It focuses on the most important areas of Computer Science including basic software development rules, techniques, challenges and their possible solutions. The book contains ten chapters, beginning from a useful introduction to helpful illustrations in the form of case studies. These chapters are the key to helping you improve your software development skills as a fine developer. By reading this book, you’ll find that you are enjoying learning more than ever before. As a result, you will feel more confident in your classes as you will be able to demonstrate your acquired knowledge. I invite you to use this book “The Basics of Software Engineering” at undergraduate level. As you go through each chapter, you will open the doors to success in University level as well as to many other areas in your life. God bless you.