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The last 10 percent
June 1986 (vol. 12 no. 6)
pp. 705-712
Robert F. Mathis, 9712 Ceralene Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
Starting from a brief summary of the background and goals of developments in software engineering, this paper discusses some of the major thrusts in the future of program development and maintenance. Various national level software initiatives are discussed in this context. This is not a comparative survey of their plans and activities. Central issues addressed relate to the understandability of programming, the reuse of software, and the general problem of working with and improving a program that is already almost the one desired. This is the phase of the process after the system is “90 percent done,” hence the emphasis on the “Last 10 Percent.”
Index Terms:
Software,Programming,Computers,Hardware,Companies,US Department of Defense,Buildings,software reuse,Computer initiatives,programming environments,software maintenance
Citation:
Robert F. Mathis, "The last 10 percent," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 705-712, June 1986, doi:10.1109/TSE.1986.6312968
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