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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2010

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):c2 - 1
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  • Déjà Vu: The Life of Software Engineering Ideas

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • IEEE Software Call for Applicants: Editor in Chief

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 6
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  • Kudos to Bob Glass and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • Learning from Failure, Part 2: Featuritis, Performitis, and Other Diseases

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):10 - 11
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    In the first part of this article, the author analyzed some common software architecture mistakes. In this article, the author discussed and explored the three mistakes that most architects know all too well. The author and his architect colleague Klaus Marquardt named these mistakes as if they were diseases: featuritis, flexibilitis, and performitis. View full abstract»

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  • Unmasking Your Software's Ethical Risks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 13
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    It's difficult to fully address all our professional obligations as software engineers. Our training focuses on avoiding technical failures, but unfortunately our systems sometimes have unintended consequences. We need to develop products to avoid unintended negative impacts on society, people, and the environment. Professional responsibility requires that we identify the morally salient features ... View full abstract»

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  • Software: What's In It and What's It In?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Guest Editor's Introduction: Renewing the Software Project Management Life Cycle

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):17 - 19
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  • A Process for Managing Risks in Distributed Teams

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 29
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    Today, many software projects are geographically distributed, so software managers must know how to manage distributed teams. For example, they need to know how to build teams across sites, how to break down and distribute tasks, how to share knowledge across time, space, and cultural differences, and how to coordinate work to produce coherent outcomes. View full abstract»

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  • The rise and fall of the Chaos report figures

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 36
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    This paper presents the chaos report figures that are often used to indicate problems in application software development project management, the reports contain major flaws. View full abstract»

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  • A Lightweight Innovation Process for Software-Intensive Product Development

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):37 - 45
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    An innovation process using face-to-face screening and idea refinement with heterogeneous audition teams can enhance the longterm perspective of product planning and development. View full abstract»

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  • Trust Me, I'm an Analyst

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 47
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    We often need to remind ourselves that, in the end, requirements projects are really all about people. Whatever new processes, techniques and software tools we come up with, it's still us folks who have to provide, analyze, and validate requirements. Success in requirements projects depends heavily on the domain knowledge and skills of the people involved, and the effective collaboration between t... View full abstract»

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  • Choosing an Open Source License

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 49
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    These days, many companies are struggling with ever-expanding software code bases. What to do with that set of homegrown libraries or that data processing application? Maintaining it could prove costly and divert engineers from working on new and innovative projects. There's one option that's attracting increased interest: release it as open source. Open source software is freely available softwar... View full abstract»

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  • How Pair Programming Really Works

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Pair programming has generated considerable controversy: some developers are enthusiastic about it, almost evangelical; others are dubious, even hostile. However, a large factor in this controversy is that programmers label a wide variety of practices under the "pair programming" umbrella. Thus, before our community can sensibly discuss how pair programming works, we first need to establish exactl... View full abstract»

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  • Four Trends Leading to Java Runtime Bloat

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 63
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    Today, programmers work in an environment of rapid global development of large-scale applications that have become increasingly interconnected. These drivers are the backdrop for four important software engineering trends: the wide adoption of object-oriented principles, the pervasive use of abstractions, system and data integration, and the increasing need for software flexibility. Programmers no... View full abstract»

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  • Object-Oriented Analysis: Is It Just Theory?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 71
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    Research and commercial surveys suggest that the object-oriented (OO) approach strongly supports the technical design and coding phases of software development but poorly supports the functional analysis phase. In other words, "the design is good, the analysis is poor." The source of this weakness is often attributed to the fact that "UML representations have not been effective in large-scale proj... View full abstract»

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  • Using a Line of Code Metric to Understand Software Rework

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):72 - 77
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    A simple method measuring new effective lines of code showed that between 19 and 40 percent of code written on three projects wasn't in the final release. Generally, productivity is a function of input effort and output size. A strong understanding of software productivity, coupled with a good estimate of software size, is key to predicting project effort and, ultimately, producing reliable projec... View full abstract»

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  • Mining for Computing Jobs

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):78 - 85
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    A Web content mining approach identified 20 job categories and the associated skills needs prevalent in the computing professions. Using a Web content data mining application, we extracted almost a quarter million unique IT job descriptions from various job search engines and distilled each to its required skill sets. We statistically examined these, revealing 20 clusters of similar skill sets tha... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Adaptation Using Multiagent Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):86 - 91
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    Each decade has its key software technology to advance artificial intelligence, and each technology is highlighted in a novel that sells much better than the underlying technology. Who hasn't read Michael Crichton's Prey and wondered how far multiagent systems might evolve and how they might affect humankind? Our technology column digs into this topic in this issue. Danny Weyns and Michael Georgef... View full abstract»

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  • 2009 Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):92 - 94
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  • Architecture as a Shared Hallucination

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 96
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    This paper present the architecture of a software intensive system. An architecture is just a collective hunch, a shared hallucination, an assertion by a set of stakeholders about the nature of their observable world, be it a world that is or a world as they wish it to be. An architecture therefore serves as a means of anchoring an extended set of stakeholders to a common vision of that world, a v... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Software Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c3
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