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Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.26)
pp: 64-67
Mary Shaw , Carnegie Mellon University
ABSTRACT
Over forty years ago, the term "software engineering" was coined as a challenge to establish software design and development on a firm engineering footing. Twenty years ago, "Prospects for an Engineering Discipline of Software" assessed progress toward that goal. This article updates the assessment, showing that we have made progress but still have much left to do.
INDEX TERMS
software engineering, commercial practice, critical applications, development techniques, economic force, engineering discipline, expertise, information processing, professional specializations, routine practice, science, scientific basis, software engineering, software technology
CITATION
Mary Shaw, "Continuing Prospects for an Engineering Discipline of Software", IEEE Software, vol.26, no. 6, pp. 64-67, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.172
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