A 1984 study of "modern programming practices"—technical fundamentals—found that you can't achieve high productivity without using them. Figure 4-2 illustrates the study's results.
Figure 4-2. Findings for "Use of Modern Programming Practices" factor (Vosburgh et al. 1984). You can't achieve top productivity without making extensive use of "modern programming practices"—what this chapter calls Technical Fundamentals.
This is the same kind of chart that I presented in the ...