Issue No.05 - Sept.-Oct. (2008 vol.25)
Philippe Kruchten , University of British Columbia
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2008.127
The first installment of this new column on professional development discusses how some software engineering ideas have a half-life. The author conjectures that this half-life is roughly five years, and outlines the need for software engineers to thus stay abreast of new technologies.
software engineering, software careers, professional development
Philippe Kruchten, "The Biological Half-Life of Software Engineering Ideas", IEEE Software, vol.25, no. 5, pp. 10-11, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.127