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Rational Unified Process, The: An Introduction, Third Edition by Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 1. Software Development Best Practices

Grady Booch

This chapter surveys best practices for software development and establishes a context for the Rational Unified Process.

The Value of Software

Software is the fuel on which modern businesses are run, governments rule, and societies become better connected. Software has helped us create, access, and visualize information in previously inconceivable ways and forms. Globally, the breathtaking pace of progress in software has helped drive the growth of the world's economy. On a more human scale, software-intensive products have helped cure the sick and have given voice to the speechless, mobility to the impaired, and opportunity to the less able. From all these perspectives, software is an indispensable ...

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