The Future of Software Engineering

January/February 2016

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This special issue offers a range of perspectives on software engineering's future from professionals working around the world in diverse areas of software. The content ranges from detailed technical articles about the research areas behind today's trends to shorter essays and opinion pieces from folks working to sharpen the focus of their own visions of that future. The Web extra at is an audio recording of Forrest Shull and Anita Carleton of the Software Engineering Institute and Rafael Prikladnicki of Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul talking about the authors, articles, and discussions that went into the IEEE Software January/February 2016 theme issue on the future of software engineering. Read full article »

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The Connected Car in the Cloud: A Platform for Prototyping Telematics Services

The Connected Car in the Cloud: A Platform for Prototyping Telematics Services

The Connected-Car Prototyping Platform provides a back end for applications interacting with connected cars, an abstraction of such devices for developers, and identity management/data storage services. Read full article »

My Autobiography

My Autobiography

The story of the computer involves the passionate curiosity of numerous people and the discoveries that shaped the hardware and software we use. Read full article »


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Of Boilers, Bit, and Bots
Author Grady Booch provides an audio recording of his On Computing column, in which he discusses how parallels exist between the Industrial Revolution and our current computing revolution regarding risk, transparency, and responsibility.