Software Engineering : A Natural Step, or Naturally a Stumble?

by Josh Ryder

Should software engineering be a profession? This is not an easy question to answer by any means. To better understand the question, we should first understand what the term engineering actually means, and how, if at all, it applies to the process of soft

By Josh Ryder for SecurityPortal

There is a growing trend among computer scientists and programmers alike to call themselves "software engineers," a term that whi

Are We Engineers?

The primary argument against software engineering as a profession was perhaps summed up best by Dan Motyka in his April 1999 message to APEGGA members when he stated that "use of 'software

Why Software Development as a Profession Is a Good Idea

Problems of software crashing, removing information or even just having unintended or undocumented side effects have plagued consumers since the beginning of t

This article was originally published on Friday Jan 19th 2001
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