Professional Software Development: Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers / Edition 1

Professional Software Development: Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers / Edition 1

by Steve McConnell
     
 

McConnell, a software engineer, looks at the emerging profession of software engineering and advocates for professional software practices that support economical creation of high-quality software. He outlines steps individuals can take to achieve higher levels of software professionalism, sets out organizational practices needed to support more professional software… See more details below

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McConnell, a software engineer, looks at the emerging profession of software engineering and advocates for professional software practices that support economical creation of high-quality software. He outlines steps individuals can take to achieve higher levels of software professionalism, sets out organizational practices needed to support more professional software projects, and describes steps that must be taken by the industry at large. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321193674
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

I. THE SOFTWARE TARPIT.

1. Wrestling with Dinosaurs.

2. Fool's Gold.

3. Cargo Cult Software Engineering.

4. Software Engineering, Not Computer Science.

5. Body of Knowledge.

6. Novum Organum.

II. INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONALISM.

7. Orphans Preferred.

8. Raising Your Software Consciousness.

9. Building the Community.

10. Architects and Carpenters.

11. Programmer Writing.

III. ORGANIZATIONAL PROFESSIONALISM.

12. Software Gold Rushes.

13. Business Case for Better Software Practices.

14. Ptolemaic Reasoning.

15. Quantifying Personnel Factors.

16. Construx's Professional Development Program.

IV. INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALISM.

17. Engineering a Profession.

18. Hard Knocks.

19. Stinking Badges.

20. The Professional's Code.

21. Alchemy.

Index.

About the Author. 0321193679T04082003

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