Taking Back “Software Engineering”
Would you fly in a plane designed by a craftsman or would you prefer your aircraft to be designed by engineers? We are learning that science and empiricism works in software development, maybe now is the time to redefine what “Software Engineering” really means. Software isn't bridge-building, it is not car or aircraft development either, but then neither is Chemical Engineering. Engineering is different in different disciplines. Maybe it is time for us to begin thinking about retrieving the term "Software Engineering" maybe it is time to define what our "Engineering" discipline should be.
Level: Non technical / For everyone
Dave Farley is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book ‘Continuous Delivery’, a regular conference speaker and blogger, one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto and former Head of Software development at LMAX Ltd, companies that are well known for the excellence of their code and the exemplary nature of their development process. Dave is an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.