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November/December 1999 (vol. 16 no. 6)
pp. 13-18

For many programmers, software development consists of hacking. As we mature, it is time to follow the example of other professional disciplines, to put the engineering in software engineering. The guest editors look at what has been done and what still needs to be done to establish our profession.

Citation:
Steve McConnell, Leonard Tripp, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Professional Software Engineering-Fact or Fiction?," IEEE Software, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 13-18, Nov.-Dec. 1999, doi:10.1109/MS.1999.805468
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