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John F. Dooley, Software Development, Design and Coding, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3153-1_1

1. Introduction to Software Development

John F. Dooley

(1)Galesburg, Illinois, USA

“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, Design and Coding? Why isn’t it called All About Programming or Software Engineering? After all, ...

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