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SOFTWARE ESTIMATION BEST PRACTICES, TOOLS, & TECHNIQUES by Murali Chemuturi

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SOFTWARE ESTIMATION

BACKGROUND

Before IBM launched the personal computer (PC), software as an independent business was not widespread. The computer manufacturer provided the system software and development tool kit to the computer buyers, and the computer buyers developed whatever application software they needed. If someone wanted the programs developed on one computer system to run on another computer system, it was difficult—if not impossible—to achieve. As the industry grew and competition with it, computer manufacturers began to include rudimentary application software packages with their computers, often with source code too. The software ...

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