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Phillip A. Laplante - Professor of Software Engineering, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

Book Title: Software Engineering Economics

Author: Boehm

Book Description:

This is the first text to provide real engineering rigor to what had been a profession regarded as informal and without mathematical structure. When I first read this book around 1987, the title "software engineer" was not in vogue, and indeed, many objected to the use of the term (some still do). I had been educated as an applied mathematician but my brief career had been entirely as a software engineer. Discovering this book introduced me to the connection between software and mathematics that I had hoped for, but never really sought.

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