#77 Laurent Bossavit, Software Myths


Laurent Bossavit talks about the myths like the 10x developer that have grown in the software industry.


Who he is, what he does. His book - The Leprechauns of Software Engineering", why he wrote it. The 10x developer, literary archeology. The telephone game, examples in the software world, cost of when defects are discovered. Industry does not have interest exposing faults, why is the word “belief” used in software, is software an engineering discipline, opinions over measurements, how did we end up with manifestos. What should we measure when judging software quality, why measuring bugs are like eating from the garbage can. How to make things better. How to get Laurent’s book. Laurent’s book recommendations.

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The Leprechauns of Software Engineering

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