Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2008 vol. 25)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2008.127
Philippe Kruchten , University of British Columbia
The first installment of this new column on professional development discusses how some software engineering ideas have a half-life. The author conjectures that this half-life is roughly five years, and outlines the need for software engineers to thus stay abreast of new technologies.
software engineering, software careers, professional development
P. Kruchten, "The Biological Half-Life of Software Engineering Ideas," in IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. , pp. 10-11, 2008.