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<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>
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Steve McConnell, Leonard Tripp, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Professional Software Engineering-Fact or Fiction?", IEEE Software, vol. 16, no. , pp. 13-18, November/December 1999, doi:10.1109/MS.1999.805468
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