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Introduction to Software Development

“Not only are there no silver bullets now in view, the very nature of software makes it unlikely that there will be any — no inventions that will do for software productivity, reliability, and simplicity what electronics, transistors, and large-scale integration did for computer hardware. We cannot expect ever to see twofold gains every two years.”

— Frederick J. Brooks, Jr.1

So, you're asking yourself, why is this book called Software Development and Professional Practice? Why isn't it called All About Programming or Software Engineering? After all, isn't that what software development is? Well, no. Programming is a part of software development, but it's certainly not all of it. Likewise, ...

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