Issue No. 06 - November/December (1999 vol. 16)
<p>For many programmers, software development consists of hacking. As we mature, it is time to follow the example of other professional disciplines, to put the <it>engineering</it> in software engineering. The guest editors look at what has been done and what still needs to be done to establish our profession.</p>
S. McConnell and L. Tripp, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Professional Software Engineering-Fact or Fiction?," in IEEE Software, vol. 16, no. , pp. 13-18, 1999.