Who would have imagined? Just five decades ago, there wasn’t even a school for building software.
“You were on your own. Courses, if any, were concerned only with becoming familiar with a set of available commands to tell the computer what to do,” recalls one pioneer.
Today, software eats the world.
Read about the early days and the challenges ahead, in a special issue of the Society’s award-winning Software magazine, entitled “Software Engineering’s 50th Anniversary.”
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