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Science and substance: a challenge to software engineers

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3 Author(s)
N. Fenton ; City Univ., London, UK ; S. L. Pfleeger ; R. L. Glass

For 25 years, software researchers have proposed improving software development and maintenance with new practices whose effectiveness is rarely, if ever, backed up by hard evidence. We suggest several ways to address the problem, and we challenge the community to invest in being more scientific.<>

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IEEE Software  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 4 )