Posts Tagged ‘John W. Tukey’

In Search of a Paradigm: The Science of Methods

Some 42 years after Winston Royce published Managing the Development of Large Software Projects we are still in search of a paradigm. It’s unlikely we’ll find one like the natural sciences, but with the excellent foundation provided by SEMAT I have defined here the minimal parts of a science of methods. The science of methods does not preclude social engineering in software engineering. We simply ask from ourselves, what we’d ask from others.

Recipes from the Mashup Cookbook

Cookbooks are a tradition in software and mashups are all the rage today, so I couldn’t resist starting a mashup cookbook. But, before I show some of my recipes and what I have in the oven, I thought I’d explain the role mashups and social production play in solving a problem too hard and too expensive to solve under conditions controlled by corporations or the government. An issue we face today is producing a sufficiently complex mirrror world to match the needs of an information society.