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subjectSoftware
authorBertrand Meyer

Are My Requirements Complete?
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Are My Requirements Complete?

Knowing the notion of sufficient completeness and the theory of abstract data types helps practitioners produce better requirements.

The Shortest Possible Schedule Theorem: Yes, You Can Throw Money at Software Deadlines
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The Shortest Possible Schedule Theorem: Yes, You Can Throw Money at Software Deadlines

As close as we have to a universal law of software engineering management.

Soundness and Completeness: With Precision
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Soundness and Completeness: With Precision

The two key properties of program analysis are dual of each other.

The Formal Picnic Approach to Requirements
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The Formal Picnic Approach to Requirements

A mathematical excursion will improve your requirements.

Discussing Empirical Answers to Questions of Software Engineering
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Discussing Empirical Answers to Questions of Software Engineering

Focusing on what helps software developers.

­Until the Craze Fades
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­Until the Craze Fades

Too much, perhaps, of a good thing?

Why Not Program Right?
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Why Not Program Right?

Not your grandmother's class invariant.

When Will  We Learn?
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When Will We Learn?

Massive software failure once again, with no lesson from past occurrences and no lesson for future systems.

End Anonymous Refereeing
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End Anonymous Refereeing

Who came up with this bizarre idea?

Mainstream Enough For Me
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Mainstream Enough For Me

The worst possible choice of e-mail recipient.

Beyond Folk Pedagogy
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Beyond Folk Pedagogy

On evidence-based teaching.

Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 1 of 2)
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Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 1 of 2)

Beyond the lamppost

The End of Software Engineering and the Last Methodologist
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The End of Software Engineering and the Last Methodologist

Let's all do deep learning now.

The Mythical Brooks Law
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The Mythical Brooks Law

Yes, you can make a project less late by adding manpower. If you are a good manager.

Just Press Reboot
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Just Press Reboot

Why does the press continue to talk about "computer problems"?

Null-Pointer Crashes, No More
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Null-Pointer Crashes, No More

Void safety is a guarantee that no code will ever catch a reference with its pants down.

A Jolt or Two (Part 1)
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A Jolt or Two (Part 1)

You cannot learn something if you think you already know it, and don't.

The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)
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The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

Agile Methods: A Follow-Up ACM Webinar
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Agile Methods: A Follow-Up ACM Webinar

A follow-up session to the ACM webinar Agile Methods: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly will take place on March 27.

Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini
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Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini

Agile authors tell us that we can build systems one feature at a time. Can we?
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