It's Gone to Production

The collection of essays on evidence-based software engineering that Andy Oram and I edited has gone to production. The final title is <a href=”<a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Making-Software-Really-Works-Believe/dp/0596808321”>”>Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It</a>. Individual chapters will be available as Rough Cuts from O’Reilly next month, and the book itself should be on the shelves not long after.

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I’d like to thank all the people who volunteered their time; in no particular order, they and their chapters are:

  1. Tim Menzies and Forrest Shull: The Quest for Convincing Evidence
  2. Lutz Prechelt and Marian Petre: Credibility, or Why Should I Insist on Being Convinced?
  3. Barbara Kitchenham: What We Can Learn From Systematic Reviews
  4. Andrew Ko: Understanding Software Engineering through Qualitative Methods
  5. Victor R. Basili: Learning through Application: The Maturing of the Quality Improvement Paradigm in the SEL
  6. Jo E.Hannay: Personality, Intelligence, and Expertise: Impacts on Software Development
  7. Mark Guzdial: Why Is It So Hard to Learn to Program?
  8. Israel Herraiz and Ahmed E. Hassan: Beyond Lines of Code: Do We Need More Complexity Metrics?
  9. Elaine J. Weyuker and Thomas J. Ostrand: Finding Fault: Developing an Automated System for Predicting Which Files Will Contain Defects
  10. Barry Boehm: Architecting: How Much and When
  11. Christian Bird: Conway's Corollary
  12. Burak Turhan, Lucas Layman, Madeline Diep, Hakan Erdogmus, and Forrest Shull: How Effective is Test Driven Development?
  13. Michele A. Whitecraft and Wendy M. Williams: Why Aren’t More Women in Computer Science?
  14. Lutz Prechelt: Two Comparisons of Programming Languages
  15. Diomidis Spinellis: Quality Wars: Open Source vs. Proprietary Software
  16. Robert DeLine: Code Talkers
  17. Laurie Williams: Pair Programming
  18. Jason Cohen: Modern Code Review
  19. Jorge Aranda: A Communal Workshop or Doors that Close?
  20. Steve McConnell: What Does 10x Mean? Measuring Variations in Programmer Productivity
  21. Neil Thomas and Gail Murphy: How Effective Is Modularization?
  22. Walter Tichy: The Evidence for Design Patterns
  23. Tom Ball and Nachi Nagappan: Evidence-Based Failure Prediction
  24. Rahul Premraj and Thomas Zimmermann: The Art of Collecting Bug Reports
  25. Dewayne Perry: Where Do Most Software Flaws Come From?
  26. Andrew Begel and Beth Simon: Novice Professionals: How Newly-Hired Recently-Graduated Software Developers Fare in their First Software Engineering Job
  27. Kim Sebastian Herzig and Andreas Zeller: Mining Your Own Evidence
  28. Michael Godfrey and Cory Kapser: Copy-Paste as a Principled Engineering Tool
  29. Steven Clarke: How Usable Are Your APIs?
  30. Marcelo Cataldo: Identifying and Managing Dependencies in Global Software Development

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