Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?
We’re now just past the 40th anniversary of the NATO Conference on Software Engineering in Garmisch, Germany, where the discipline of software engineering was first proposed. Because some of my early work became part of that new discipline, this seems like an appropriate moment for reassessment.
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» Tom DeMarco's essay inspired several readers to send in letters to the editor. To foster discussion in the software engineering community, we offer them here.