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    The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

    By: Capers Jones

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    9780133365894
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    “Capers Jones has accumulated the most comprehensive data on every aspect of software engineering, and has performed the most scientific analysis on this data. Now, Capers performs yet another invaluable service to our industry, by documenting, for the first time, its long and fascinating history. Capers’ new book is a must-read for every software engineering student and information technology professional.” — From the Foreword by Tony Salvaggio, CEO and president, Computer Aid, Inc.   COVERAGE INCLUDES • The human need to compute: from ancient times to the modern era • Foundations of computing: Alan Turing, Konrad Zuse, and World War II • Big business, big defense, big systems: IBM, mainframes, and COBOL • A concise history of minicomputers and microcomputers: the birth of Apple and Microsoft • The PC era: DOS, Windows, and the rise of commercial software • Innovations in writing and managing code: structured development, objects, agile, and more • The birth and explosion of the Internet and the World Wide Web • The growing challenges of legacy system maintenance and support • Emerging innovations, from wearables to intelligent agents to quantum computing • Cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and large-scale software failure  

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