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Software Development: An Outsider's View
May 2002 (vol. 35 no. 5)
pp. 36-44
Kyle Eischen, University of California, Santa Cruz

Advocates of traditional software engineering and proponents of agile development appear no closer to a consensus now than they were 30 years ago, when their debate began. Yet howsoftware is made is often a central concernin technical circles and in generalsocial debates on privacy, trade, patents,and so on.Building a bridge between the specifictechnical issues and the broader socialconcerns can thus help achieve a clearerunderstanding of software, makingexplicit its unique structures and impor-tantrole in society.

Citation:
Kyle Eischen, "Software Development: An Outsider's View," Computer, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 36-44, May 2002, doi:10.1109/MC.2002.999774
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