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Making Software What Really Works, and Why We Believe It

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ISBN-10: 0596808321

ISBN-13: 9780596808327

Edition: 2010

Authors: Andy Oram, Greg Wilson

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No doubt, you've heard many claims about how some tool, technology, or practice improves software development. But which claims are verifiable, and which are merely wishful thinking? In this book, leading thinkers such as Steve McConnell, Barry Boehm, and Barbara Kitchenham offer essays that uncover the truth and unmask myths commonly held among the software development community.Do different programming languages really make people more productive? Is copy-and-paste programming a bad practice? And why do some people find it so hard to learn how to program? By understanding what facts are real and which claims are pure hype, you'll be better equipped to determine the tools, technologies,…    
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Greg Wilson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, and has worked on high-performance scientific computing, data visualization, and computer security. He is the author of Data Crunching and Practical Parallel Programming (MIT Press, 1995), and is a contributing editor at Doctor Dobb's Journal, and an adjunct professor in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.