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

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Addison-Wesley, 2004 - Business & Economics - 243 pages
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Renowned software expert Steve McConnell helps software students transition to the role of software professionals. Significant developments are afoot that will impact the future careers of student programmers, including initiatives in education, professional development, certification, and licensing. Some of these developments are well thought out and positive - others are being forced and need to be improved before they are standardized. Software development is changing, whether programmers recognize it or not. Programmers who are not paying attention could easily find themselves working as twenty-first century software janitors. This book describes the occupation of computer programming as it exists today and the profession of software engineering as it can exist in the future.

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User Review  - Scott Shipp - Goodreads

Highly recommended. If all software developers read this book (and why not? It's pretty short and written very simply) the field would greatly benefit. McConnell fills the pages with statistics and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick Austin - Goodreads

Great set of practices that have been proven to increased development productivity. Interesting approach to developing associate knowledge breadth and depth. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Steve McConnell is CEO and chief software engineer at Construx Software, where he oversees their software engineering practices, teaches classes, and writes books and articles

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