History of software engineering


27 points | by varbhat 10 days ago


  • coldcode 9 days ago

    I would argue there is no such thing as software engineering. To me engineering has to live in the real world, i.e. gravity, wind, temperature, material properties, water, etc. Software exists in a world we create, while it may interact with the real world, and may run on hardware (perhaps several levels down) it is not truly affected by the real world properties.

    But being programmers, we will argue all sides.

    • Kinrany 9 days ago

      I'd say that information theory is our physics. The worlds we create are still constrained by math.

    • The lack of citation in this article perfectly mirrors the chaos and growth still required in software engineering.

      • nintendo1889 10 days ago

        "lightweight methodologies" akin to light warfare. bullshit.