Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Up from alchemy [open source development]

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)

Open source is a vital step in moving software engineering from arcane art to science. Three hundred years ago, alchemy became science when its practitioners abandoned secrecy to embrace process transparency and peer review. Today software engineering is undergoing a similar transition, moving from closed to open source development. Only when we complete this transition, adopting open source development as a normal practice, can software development assume its place as a mature engineering discipline. Both evidence and theory confirm that open source delivers better reliability, lower costs, shorter development times and high quality of code (including better security).

Published in:

Software, IEEE  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan-Feb 2004

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.