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Software Engineering in Asia
November/December 1994 (vol. 11 no. 6)
pp. 63-68

Asia boasts a growing software industry spread across several countries. However, software technology in Asia still lags behind the US. To become competitive in the global marketplace, many Asian countries have started to improve their university systems and software-development industries. If successful, by 2001 their efforts will create an Asian software industry quite different from today's. The authors survey these efforts and sketch briefly the history of software development in each country. They survey recent trends in Asian software engineering from the industrial, educational, and organizational viewpoints, and offer an optimistic assessment of efforts toward modernization and regional cooperation.

Index Terms:
software engineering; DP industry; educational computing; software industry; software engineering; Asia; software technology; global marketplace; competitive; Asian countries; university systems; software development industries; Asian software industry; software development history; industry; organizational viewpoint; education
Citation:
Sadahiro Isoda, Motoshi Saeki, "Software Engineering in Asia," IEEE Software, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 63-68, Nov.-Dec. 1994, doi:10.1109/52.329403
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