• Derek Jones: Evidence-based software engineering: book released <— complete with R code and data! <— “This book discusses what is currently known about software engineering, based on an analysis of all the publicly available data. This aim is not as ambitious as it sounds, because there is not a great deal of data publicly available.”
  • Juicy quote (sounds like reading the whole book is very worthwhile! in order to move beyond “anecdata” :-) about software engineering to facts:
    • “Is software development shifting from being a sellers market to a buyers market? In a competitive market for development work and staff, paying people to learn from mistakes that have already been made by many others is an unaffordable luxury; an engineering approach, derived from evidence, is a lot more cost-effective than craft development.”

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