In the Beginning: Personal Recollections of Software Pioneers

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Wiley, 1998 - Computers - 318 pages
Captures where we are today through a tour of yesterday's achievements to help us better understand the evolution of computing technology. This book recounts the experiences of those who formed and functioned in the "Pioneering Era" of Software. In the Beginning: Recollections of Software Pioneers records the stories of computing's past enabling today's professionals to improve on the realities of yesterday.

The stories in this book clearly show modern concepts, such as data abstraction, modularity, and structured approaches, date much earlier in the field than their appearance in academic literature. These stories help capture the true evolution. The book illustrates human experiences and industry turning points through personal recollections by the pioneers...people like Barry Boehm, Peter Denning, Watts Humphrey, Frank Land, and a dozen others.

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Contents

Preface
1
THREE ERAS OF SOFTWARE HISTORY
10
VENDOR PIONEERS
27
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About the author (1998)

Robert L. Glass is the author of twenty-eight books on computing subjects, including the bestselling Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering. He has written nearly one hundred articles on computing subjects and has served as a columnist for three leading publications: Communications of the ACM, IEEE Software, and Information Systems Management.

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