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July-Aug. 2013 (vol. 30 no. 4)
pp. 16-17
For those on the outside of the curtain of computing, there is much mystery behind the matter of software-intensive systems. To some, it looks like magic; to most, its inner workings are irrelevant insofar that it simply works. To those of us behind the curtain, however, we know that such systems are filled with chaos, regularity, and beauty. The first Web extra at http://youtu.be/HfGVE3kt8Og is an audio podcast of author Grady Booch reading his On Computing column, in which he peers behind the curtain of computing into the mystery behind software-intensive systems. To some, such systems look like magic; to most, the inner workings are irrelevant insofar that they simply work. To those of us behind the curtain, however, we know that such systems are filled with chaos, regularity, and beauty. The second Web extra at http://youtu.be/52ztwEAcmAA is a video in which Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media, and Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, IBM Chief Scientist for Software Engineering, and author of On Computing in IEEE Software magazine, speak with James Governor about the next stage of development of mobile apps and the focus on development practitioners prior to the IBM Impact 2013 Unconference, sponsored by IEEE Software magazine.
Index Terms:
fundamentals,software-intensive system,mystery,education,discovery
Citation:
Grady Booch, "The Wonder Years," IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 16-17, July-Aug. 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.89
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