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Where's the Theory for Software Engineering?
Sept.-Oct. 2012 (vol. 29 no. 5)
pp. 96
Pontus Johnson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mathias Ekstedt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Ivar Jacobson, Peking University
Darwin's theory of natural selection, Maxwell's equations, the theory of demand and supply; almost all established academic disciplines place great emphasis on what their core theory is. This is not, however, the case in software engineering. What is the reason behind the software engineering community's apparent indifference to a concept that is so important to so many others?
Index Terms:
Software engineering,Predictive models,engineering,software engineering theory,theory,explanation,prediction,science
Citation:
Pontus Johnson, Mathias Ekstedt, Ivar Jacobson, "Where's the Theory for Software Engineering?," IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 96, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2012.127
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