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Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It

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Many claims are made about how certain tools, technologies, and practices improve software development. But which claims are verifiable, and which are merely wishful thinking? In this book, leading thinkers such as Steve McConnell, Barry Boehm, and Barbara Kitchenham offer essays that uncover the truth and unmask myths commonly held among the software development community. Their insights may surprise you.Are some programmers really ten times more productive than others?Does writing tests fir…

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What We Actually – Empirically – Know About Software Development, and Why We Believe It’s True (Greg Wilson)(r/programming)

A shorter (and better) version of the talk is online at software-carpentry.org/4_0/softeng/ebse/. If you want to keep up with the latest in empirical studies of programming, check out www.neverworkintheory.org/ (where we’re blogging once or twice a week about recent findings), or have a look at our book “Making Software” (www.amazon.com/Making-Software-Really-Works-Believ…) which collects the most important findings, and the evidence behind them.

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Andy Oram

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1

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O’Reilly Media

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