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Empirical Software Engineering


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I know there are such things as publication deadlines, but it would help if your authors did better research. The basic sentiments expressed in the article are sound and important, but they should know that good science requires more accuracy in terminology. For one thing they should know the difference between a body of knowledge and a standard. SWEBOK is a GUIDE to a body of knowledge - it is hardly a standard. The authors also don't seem to be aware that there is a U.S. software engineering licensing examination in preparation at this time (not to mention that such licensing has been in place for years in Canada, the UK and Australia). They might also want to note that ABET now accredits software engineering programs and there are already about a dozen accredited programs in the US.

posted by Dennis Frailey
December 16, 2011

 

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