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McConnell, S. ; Phantom Lake Eng., Bellevue, WA

Software practitioners are subjected to a barrage of advice about effective development practices. The search for effective practices-programmers' gold-can be almost as chancy as the search for the precious yellow metal itself. Some mediocre practices are overhyped; many valuable practices are buried under the hype heaped on other practices. This paper aims to separate the gold from the ore by providing a practitioner's appraisal of past and present development practices

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 1 )