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ISBN-10 0133365972ISBN-13 9780133365979
ISBN-10 0321903420ISBN-13 9780321903426
Author(s): Capers Jones
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 496

Pioneering software engineer Capers Jones has written the first and only definitive history of the entire software engineering industry. Drawing on his extraordinary vantage point as a leading practitioner for several decades, Jones reviews the entire history of IT and software engineering, assesses its impact on society, and previews its future. One decade at a time, Jones assesses emerging trends and companies, winners and losers, new technologies, methods, tools, languages, productivity/quality benchmarks, challenges, risks, professional societies, and more. He quantifies both beneficial and harmful software inventions; accurately estimates the size of both the US and global software industries; and takes on “unexplained mysteries” such as why and how programming languages gain and lose popularity.