Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering

Front Cover
ADDISON WESLEY Publishing Company Incorporated, 2003 - Computers - 195 pages
19 Reviews

The practice of building software is a “new kid on the block” technology. Though it may not seem this way for those who have been in the field for most of their careers, in the overall scheme of professions, software builders are relative “newbies.”

In the short history of the software field, a lot of facts have been identified, and a lot of fallacies promulgated. Those facts and fallacies are what this book is about.

There’s a problem with those facts–and, as you might imagine, those fallacies. Many of these fundamentally important facts are learned by a software engineer, but over the short lifespan of the software field, all too many of them have been forgotten. While reading Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering , you may experience moments of “Oh, yes, I had forgotten that,” alongside some “Is that really true?” thoughts.

The author of this book doesn’t shy away from controversy. In fact, each of the facts and fallacies is accompanied by a discussion of whatever controversy envelops it. You may find yourself agreeing with a lot of the facts and fallacies, yet emotionally disturbed by a few of them! Whether you agree or disagree, you will learn why the author has been called “the premier curmudgeon of software practice.”

These facts and fallacies are fundamental to the software building field–forget or neglect them at your peril!

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
8
3 stars
4
2 stars
1
1 star
1

Review: Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering

User Review  - Evan Wondrasek - Goodreads

What I liked: The author has decades of personal experience in software development, and the wisdom he's gathered over the years is absolutely apparent. This book was littered with valuable anecdotal ... Read full review

Review: Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering (Agile Software Development)

User Review  - Andreea Lucau - Goodreads

Interesting, a little bit from a different "age" (just 12 years ago seems so far away). Some of the facts surprised me, but most of them are just things you kind of feel. One of the most surprising ... Read full review

Related books

Contents

Introduction
3
About Management
9
and quality
17
Copyright

18 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Object Thinking
David West
Snippet view - 2004
All Book Search results »

References from web pages

O'Reilly - Safari Books Online - 0321117425 - Facts and Fallacies ...
While reading Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering, you may experience moments of “Oh, yes, I had forgotten that,” alongside some “Is that really ...
safari.oreilly.com/ 0321117425

Coding Horror: Revisiting The Facts and Fallacies of Software ...
I like to re-read my favorite books every few years, so I brought Robert Glass' seminal Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering with me on my most ...
www.codinghorror.com/ blog/ archives/ 001083.html

Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering | baylisa
Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering Robert L. Glass 195p ISBN 0-321-11742-5 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc with Addison-Wesley ...
baylisa.info/ ?q=node/ 106

Technorati: Discussion about “Revisiting The Facts and Fallacies ...
I like to re-read my favorite books every few years, so I brought Robert Glass' seminal Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering with me on my most ...
technorati.com/ posts/ Z1nPe2dwjEQd8xQ66SKjnv0%2FHEP8zyIsqqWi0YY3X8k%3D

Revisiting The Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering ...
Revisiting The Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering. By Stefan Tilkov on March 26, 2008 9:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) ...
www.innoq.com/ blog/ st/ 2008/ 03/ revisiting_the_facts_and_falla.html

Pearson Education - Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering
Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering, Robert Glass.
www.pearsoned.co.uk/ Bookshop/ detail.asp?item=308965

ERCB: Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering
Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering. Fundamental and Frequently Forgotten. As Robert L. Glass points out in his introduction, and his book title ...
www.ercb.com/ feature/ feature.0069.html

blogowogo - The Blog Network | Revisiting The Facts and Fallacies ...
I like to re-read my favorite books every few years, so I brought Robert Glass' seminal Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering with me on my most ...
www.blogowogo.com/ blog_article.php?aid=1352355& t=5

Pearson - Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering
While reading Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering, you may experience moments of “Oh, yes, I had forgotten that,” alongside some “Is that really ...
www.pearsonhighered.com/ educator/ academic/ product/ 0,3110,0321117425,00.html

Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering - techbookreport
This is the first fact in Robert Glass's entertaining collection of Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering. Of course it's a fact that everybody ...
www.techbookreport.com/ tbr0018.html

About the author (2003)

Robert Glass is the founder of Computing Trends. He has written more than a dozen books on software engineering and on the lessons of computing failures. Robert is trusted by many as a leading authority on software engineering, especially by those who read his columns in Communications of the ACM and IEEE Software. Robert also publishes a newsletter, The Software Practitioner, and speaks frequently at software engineering events.



0321117425AB09232002

Bibliographic information