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Peopleware Papers: Notes on the Human Side of Software, The by Larry L. Constantine

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Original IntroductionHardware, Software, Peopleware

Good software does not come from CASE tools, visual programming, rapid prototyping, or object technology. Good software comes from people. So does bad software. In 1992, I started writing a regular column with this simple premise: since software is created by people and used by people, a better understanding of people — how they work, how they do their work, and how they work together — is a basis for better software development and better software. The subject of the column was not hardware, not software, but peopleware.

In a field peppered with neologisms, peopleware is one of those few that really needed to be invented. Peter G. Newmann, perhaps best known for his regular reports on the human ...

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