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Who Cares About Software Construction?
January 1996 (vol. 13 no. 1)
pp. 128-129

Prospecting for programmer's gold.

Software practitioners are subjected to a barrage of advice about effective development practices. The search for effective practices — programmers' gold — can be almost as chancey as the search for the precious yellow metal itself. Some mediocre practices are overhyped and don't pan out; many valuable practices are buried under the hype heaped on other practices. This column aims to separate the gold from the ore by providing a practitioner's appraisal of past and present development practices. Future columns will take up practitioner-oriented topics ranging from "Whatever happened to information hiding?" to "The estimation story — defending unpopular estimates."

Steve McConnell

Citation:
Steve Mcconnell, "Who Cares About Software Construction?," IEEE Software, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 128-129, Jan. 1996, doi:10.1109/52.476305
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