Expert consultants Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister have combed through ten years' worth of software magazines and journals and selected thirty-one of the best articles on software issues. The articles were chosen for their fresh, new insights on the software profession as well as for their readability. More than a dozen sources are represented, including IEEE Computer, Software Practice & Experience, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Communications of the ACM.
This convenient collection is must reading and an invaluable resource for every software professional. Here's a small sample of the papers:
Knuth, "The Errors of TEX"
Petschenik, "Practical Priorities in System Testing"
Selby, Basili, and Baker, "Cleanroom Software Development"
Curtis, "Fifteen Years of Psychology in Software Engineering"
Weinberg, "Overstructured Management of Software Engineering"
Boehm and Papaccio, "Understanding and Controlling Software Costs"
Jones, "Demographic and Technical Trends in the Computing Industry"
Humphrey, "Characterizing the Software Process—A Maturity Framework"
Brooks, "No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering"
Bailey and Basili, "A Meta-Model for Software Development Resource Expenditures"