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No Silver Bullet: Software Engineering Reloaded
January/February 2008 (vol. 25 no. 1)
pp. 91-94
Steven Fraser, Cisco Research
Dennis Mancl, Alcatel-Lucent
Twenty years after Frederick P. Brooks' "No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering," first appeared in IEEE Computer in April 1987 (following its 1986 publication in Information Processing, ISBN 0444-7077-3), a celebratory panel was held at the 22nd International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA 2007) to discuss whether his premise held that the complexity of software was not accidental. Panelists discussed how the "hopes for silver," which included high-level language advances, object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, expert systems, and great designers, evolved over the past 20 years and the paper's influence on the software engineering community. Participants included Steve Fraser (Cisco Research), Fred Brooks (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), David Parnas (Univ. of Limerick), Linda Northrop (Software Eng. Inst.), Aki Namioka (Cisco Systems), Dave Thomas (Bedarra Research), Ricardo Lopez (Qualcomm), and Martin Fowler (ThoughtWorks).
Index Terms:
software engineering, project management, information technology and systems, computing, organizational impact, software design, complexity, silver bullet, Frederick Brooks
Citation:
Steven Fraser, Dennis Mancl, "No Silver Bullet: Software Engineering Reloaded," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 91-94, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.14
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