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Planning the software industrial revolution

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1 Author(s)
Cox, B.J. ; Stepstone Corp., Sandy Hook, CT, USA

The author traces the US history of invention and technology transfer from the 1700s to the present and asks whether software development can stop being a process-centered cottage industry by the application of interchangeable parts technology. He maintains that a revolution is needed to accomplish this and outlines the steps of such a revolution. The author clarifies the meaning of object oriented, discusses the value rigidity trap, and provides a commercial example of the approach that he advocates.<>

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 1990

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