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My Books Are Now Available in Kindle, PDF, and Other Electronic Formats

Readers have asked for years for electronic versions of my books, and I’m happy to say that electronic versions are now available for all of my Microsoft Press books. Software Estimation from Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle formats or from...

  1. Posted on March 7, 2011 1:47:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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Origins of 10X – How Valid is the Underlying Research?

I recently contributed a chapter to Making Software (Oram and Wilson, eds., O'Reilly, 2011). The purpose of this edited collection of essays is to pull together research-based writing on software engineering. In essence, the purpose is to say, "What do we really know (quantitatively based), and what do we only kind of think we know (subjectively based)?" My chapter, "What Does 10X Mean" is an edited version of my 2008 blog entry "

  1. Posted on January 9, 2011 6:15:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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