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A Discipline for Software Engineering

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Designed to help individual programmers develop software more effectively and successfully, this book presents a scaled-down version of Humphrey's popular methods for managing the software process. It: presents concepts and methods for a disciplined software engineering process for individual programmers, following the Capability Maturity Model (CMM); scales down industria ...more
Hardcover, 789 pages
Published December 31st 1994 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published January 10th 1994)
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Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First, some background on me. I'm a professional software engineer with just shy of 15 years experience. I've worked on everything from compilers and virtual machines for industrial automation to websites at massive scale with tens of the thousands of requests per second. I've freelanced for clients, served under managers, and led development teams.

I can say that nothing has been harder and more painful to learn in my career so far than quality and schedule management. I was never taught proper
Feb 07, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is almost a text book and definitely not for light reading. At the same time it is not too difficult to grasp for any software engineer.
In my view this book should form a mandatory part of any software engineering curriculum.
A must read for all software engineers and proponents of Agile too (since I could sense the principles of agile development throughout the process) !
However it needs to be revisited and overhauled to fit the current scenario of software development (this book was
Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Too many programmers like to think of programming as art. And it is. But in doing so they fail to recognize the "engineering" part of software engineering. Some people might say that this book focuses too much on discipline and processes (via forms, metrics, etc.). Admittedly, I probably would not use all the forms and metrics outlined in this book, but I will certainly use many of the ideas. Moreover, I think that this emphasis on discipline is necessary especially for the hacker types who tend ...more
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