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A copper bullet for software quality improvement

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Fred Brooks long ago observed that there is no silver bullet to improve software quality. However, there are copper bullets-lesser steps that improve quality over time. One of these is the notion of software engineering, the practice of thinking carefully before immersing yourself in the minutia of coding. We offer a summary of his experience indicating that database reverse engineering offers a quality improvement strategy, that could benefit the entire software community.

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Computer  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 2 )