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" Code Complete 2: Realities of Modern Software Construction "
Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications
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Code Complete 2: Realities of Modern Software Construction

Ballroom A-B
Wednesday, 8:30, 1 hour 30 minutes


Steve McConnell, Construx:  Steve McConnell is Chief Software Engineer and CEO at Construx Software where he oversees Construx's software engineering practices. Steve has worked on software projects at Microsoft, Boeing, and other Seattle-area companies. Steve is the author of Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books have twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. Steve is Editor in Chief Emeritus of IEEE Software magazine, serves on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and is Chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Professional Practices Committee. Code Complete, 2d Edition was published in June 2004.

For more than 10 years, Code Complete has been a computing-industry bestseller. The past decade has seen the emergence of object-oriented programming, the Internet, the CMM, offshore outsourcing, Java, Visual Basic, and the Agile movement as well as staggering advances in computing power and numerous other developments. How have 10 years of advances changed software construction? Has the general state of programming improved? Are any of the old techniques still relevant? Has anything moved backward? Award-winning author Steve McConnell explores the software issues of yesterday and today and arrives at a few lasting truths about software development. This talk is based on Code Complete Second Edition, available in June 2004.