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The limits of software : people, projects, and perspectives

Author: Robert N Britcher
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1999.
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"Looking at the current software development environment, The Limits of Software explores how technology changes methods and how today's market demands affect software development. This book also examines the many forces behind the current push for the development of the "one great system.""--BOOK JACKET. "In this extraordinary book, Britcher offers a long-standing insider's perspective on the past and present of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Britcher, Robert N.
Limits of software.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1999
(OCoLC)607350151
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Britcher
ISBN: 0201433230 9780201433234
OCLC Number: 40996175
Description: xxv, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Robert L. Glass --
1. Early Systems --
2. Theories of Programming --
3. The Human Element --
4. Designing --
5. Code: The Stuff of Programs --
6. Testing Computer Systems --
7. The Impossible Profession --
8. Life on the Project --
9. Supervision Through Language --
10. How Technology Changes Methods --
11. Size and Intellectual Gravity --
12. The Marketing of Science --
13. Errors --
14. The One Great System --
15. The Government of Programming --
16. The System to End All --
17. The End All of Programming.
Responsibility: Robert N. Britcher.

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"Looking at the current software development environment, The Limits of Software explores how technology changes methods and how today's market demands affect software development. This book also examines the many forces behind the current push for the development of the "one great system.""--BOOK JACKET. "In this extraordinary book, Britcher offers a long-standing insider's perspective on the past and present of the computer industry, complete with its many foibles and achievements. He looks to the future with both optimism and trepidation, hoping that the industry can accomplish real gains while reaching for worthwhile goals."--Jacket.

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