Software Creativity

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If you, like the author, feel that software construction is primarily a problem-solving activity, all problem-solving requires creativity, software problem-solving is deeply complex, and software problem-solving requires the ultimate in creativity, then this book is for you. In Software Creativity, Robert L. Glass answers the question, "Which is more important in software construction: Brilliant process or brilliant people coming down solidly on the side of people?" Glass draws on more than 30 years of personal ...
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Overview

If you, like the author, feel that software construction is primarily a problem-solving activity, all problem-solving requires creativity, software problem-solving is deeply complex, and software problem-solving requires the ultimate in creativity, then this book is for you. In Software Creativity, Robert L. Glass answers the question, "Which is more important in software construction: Brilliant process or brilliant people coming down solidly on the side of people?" Glass draws on more than 30 years of personal experience as a software engineer and educator to present an unorthodox approach to software problem-solving that suggests solutions lie not in discipline, formality, and quantitative reasoning - but in flexibility, creativity, and qualitative reasoning.

This collection of essays explores the role of creativity in the construction of software--with a focus on polarities of viewpoint: e.g., discipline vs. flexibility, formal methods vs. heuristics, optimizing vs. satisfying, quantative vs. qualitative reasoning, process vs. product, intellectual vs. clerical activity, theory vs. practice, and industry vs. academia.

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The author draws on his 30 years of experience as a software engineer and educator to present an unorthodox approach to software problem- solving that suggests solutions lie not in discipline, formality, and quantitative reasoning--but in flexibility, creativity, and qualitative reasoning. He discusses why and how to cultivate creativity in software development and looks briefly at creativity in other fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131473645
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Why Software Creativity? 1
1.1 Greece versus Rome (from The Olduvai Imperative) 4
1.2 Control and Corporate Culture 8
2 Of Two Minds: An Informal Look at Software Creativity 11
2.1 Discipline versus Flexibility 13
2.2 Formal Methods versus Heuristics 42
2.3 Optimizing versus Satisficing 60
2.4 Quantitative versus Qualitative Reasoning 69
2.5 Process versus Product 85
2.6 Intellectual versus Clerical Tasks 103
2.7 Theory versus Practice 129
2.8 Industry versus Academe 150
2.9 Fun versus Getting Serious 163
3 Getting Down to Business: A More Formal View of Software Creativity 172
3.1 Creativity and Software Design: The Missing Link 174
3.2 Creativity: The Missing Ingredient in Identifying Strategic Information Systems 185
4 Making Creativity Happen 201
4.1 Ensuring Creative Approaches in Information System Design 203
4.2 Using a Bottom-Up Approach to Creativity Improvement in IS Development 216
4.3 Managing for Innovation 228
5 A Brief Look at Creativity in Other Fields 232
5.1 Organizational Creativity 234
5.2 The Creative Person 238
5.3 Computer Support for Creativity 241
5.4 Creativity Paradoxes 246
5.5 'Twas Always Thus 249
6 Summary 254
6.1 A Synergistic Finding 254
6.2 Other Findings 259
Appendix 261
Index 265
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