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Software engineering: An emerging discipline

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1 Author(s)
Goldberg, R. ; IBM Corporate Technical Institutes, 500 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood, New York 10594, USA

Software engineering is an emerging discipline whose goal is to produce reliable software products in a cost-effective manner. This discipline is evolving rapidly as the challenges faced by its practitioners keep extending their skills. This paper gives a quick tour of the main ideas and thrusts that have driven software engineering in its first 25 years and attempts to look ahead at the next set of advances.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3.4 )