Issue No. 05 - May (2002 vol. 35)
Kyle Eischen , University of California, Santa Cruz
<p>Advocates of traditional software engineering and proponents of agile development appear no closer to a consensus now than they were 30 years ago, when their debate began. Yet howsoftware is made is often a central concernin technical circles and in generalsocial debates on privacy, trade, patents,and so on.Building a bridge between the specifictechnical issues and the broader socialconcerns can thus help achieve a clearerunderstanding of software, makingexplicit its unique structures and impor-tantrole in society.</p>
K. Eischen, "Software Development: An Outsider's View," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 36-44, 2002.