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Release It!, 2nd Edition by Michael T. Nygard

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Chapter 4Stability Antipatterns

Delegates to the first NATO Software Engineering Conference coined the term software crisis in 1968. They meant that demand for new software outstripped the capacity of all existing programmers worldwide. If that truly was the start of the software crisis, then it has never ended! (Interestingly, that conference also appears to be the origin of the term software engineering. Some reports say it was named that way so certain attendees would be able to get their travel expenses approved. I guess that problem hasn’t changed much either.) Our machines have gotten better by orders of magnitude. So have the languages and libraries. The enormous leverage of open source multiplies our abilities. And of course, something ...

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