IEEE Software, May/June 2009, pp. 8–9
Not on the Shelves
By Greg Wilson
Every few years, I attempt a bit of sympathetic magic by reviewing books that don’t yet exist, in the hope that someone will then feel compelled to write them. Doing this helps me figure out where our field is and (more importantly) where I’d like it to be. Here is my current list; I welcome your suggestions for additional entries (or pointers to current ones that actually do exist).
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