Commentary on James E. Tomayko, “Software as Engineering”
Jim Tomayko’s paper contains much of interest to me, and I think to others, too. It certainly provokes comments from an engineer who has made a livelihood of developing software products. The same questions have been posed to me again and again as the software man in an environment dominated by hardware people. I shall address only the three main themes of Jim’s paper: the art of software engineering, its scientific basis and the role of failure.
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