Impediments to Software Design
6.1 Software as a raw material
6.2 Evolution of software technologies
6.2.1 Software development methods and standards
This chapter investigates the challenges associated with the development of a software product. This investigation concentrates on identifying the inherent features of software that obstruct the design of software products and the informal practices applied to influence a software design. The characteristics of software as a “raw material” are discussed, which contributes to the challenges of fashioning a software product. This exploration investigates the history of programming as it has evolved since ...
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