Saturday, February 19, 2011


Kent Beck and Venkat Subramaniam are tweeting about how great Tom DeMarco's mea culpa is.

DeMarco says "software engineering is an idea whose time has come and gone" and explains that the specific practices that are understood to be what the term 'software engineering' means have little value when exercised in the common contexts in which software is developed today.

Glenn Vanderburg gave an excellent presentation in which he spoke for more than an hour about the evolution of 'software engineering' and never mentioned DeMarco.