I heard a lot of people talking about our education system.. need improvement and all bla..bla…

condemn here and there.. well.. here I am not going to “attack” anyone.. i hope..

Google do have put certain amount of effort to get the education system right..
starting with digitizing the old book and making it appear online..
trying to buy the copyright ownership from the author or at least tried to find the original to settle the royalty payment for the book and all..

Hmm.. the result is ..
some year before it was not that big yet..

but now.. by entering this address :


depend on your location i think.. mine got redirected to http://scholar.google.com.my/

which i can search for online book..

let’s say I put .. “software engineering” and pressing enter..

wow.. i can even find the online version of “The mythical man-month: essays on software engineering”

.. after a while..

I started to wonder..
if our public universities publication is ever made available to public..

adding malaysia at the end of the search string..

lead to something like this..


downloaded the file and tried to open it..

first paragraph..

“School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
14300 Nibong Tebal
Pulau Pinang”


“A software process is defined as a sequence of steps that must be carried out by the human agents to pursue the
goals of software engineering. In order to achieve a precise specification of what these steps actually are, a
software process can be represented using a process modeling language (PML). A representation of the software
process in a PML is called a process model. Through a process enactment mechanism, which allows execution of
the process model, a software process can automate, guide, and enforce software engineering practices and
policies. These technologies are often collected together into what are referred to as process-centred
environments or process centred software engineering environments (PSEE). Over the past 12 years, there have
been many PSEEs (and PMLs) developed. However, the use of PSEEs and PMLs are not widespread. We envisage
that these technologies provide a vital support for software engineering in the future. This article surveys the
current state of the art of the PMLs including the second generation PMLs, which have not been included in other
surveys in the literature, and discusses the possible research agenda for future work in the area.”

woo hoo..~

not that bad at all..

who said is the education is not free ?

p/s :”You can lead a horse to water.. but you can’t make him drink…”