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  For fun and profit: a history of the free and open source software revolution
Tozzi C., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 336 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262036-47-4)

This well-written and only slightly opinionated book documents the history of the free and open-source software (FOSS) movement. It covers the main historical branch from the start of Unix through GNU, Linux, the LAMP stack, Mozilla, A...

Jan 31 2018
   The technical and social history of software engineering
Jones C., Addison-Wesley Professional, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2014. 496 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-321903-42-6)

The author of this book, Capers Jones, has a long and distinguished career in the software engineering field. Consequently, he is ideally positioned to write this history. The 400-plus-page book can be read completely, but can also be ...

Feb 11 2014
  Engineering play: a cultural history of children’s software
Ito M., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009. 224 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262013-35-2)

Like many other young parents, I watch children’s software with a sense of both opportunity and trepidation. Studies show that video games may benefit cognitive functions [1], but, at the same time, violence can be disconcert...

Nov 16 2010
  Context and driving forces in the development of the early computer game Nimbi
Jorgensen A. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 31(3): 44-53, 2009.  Type: Article

In the late 1960s, demonstrations of computer games belonged to the more recreational part of many computing conferences. This case study accurately describes many technical and nontechnical issues of early computer game development.
Nov 24 2009
  A brief history of software engineering
Wirth N. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 30(3): 32-39, 2008.  Type: Article

This is an enjoyable and thought-provoking paper by one of the founding fathers of software engineering. Wirth observes that many concepts and ideas that are advertised as new, actually existed decades ago, perhaps under different name...

May 6 2009
  From airline reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: a history of the software industry
Campbell-Kelly M., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004.  Type: Book (9780262532624)

In this book, Campbell-Kelly concentrates on the history of software companies, but not the software or the technology itself. Software history is defined specifically as the history of software businesses. This book is clearly in the ...

Sep 15 2004
  Software evolution: background, theory, practice
Lehman M., Ramil J. Information Processing Letters 88(1-2): 33-44, 2003.  Type: Article

This is an overview and summary of 30 years of study on the upkeep and maintenance of large software systems. According to the authors, these years of study have resulted in the SPE program classification system, a principle of softwar...

Jan 28 2004
  Mathematical software
Boisvert R. In Computational science, mathematics and software. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2002.  Type: Book Chapter

This chapter charts the effects of programming languages, workstation availability, user demands, distributed computing, and graphical capabilities on the use and evolution of mathematical software from the 1940s to the present day. Th...

Dec 2 2003
  Software in the 1960s as Concept, Service, and Product
Haigh T. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 24(1): 5-13, 2002.  Type: Article

What is software? Even today, people both inside and outside the software industry differ on what the term means. For example, many today equate software with computer code. In 1980, I co-authored the first book on software configurati...

Aug 28 2003
  Software pioneers: history and architectures
Broy M., Denert E., Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, 2002. 750 pp.  Type: Book (9783540430810), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Why are old papers by software pioneers relevant? We are often told that a five-year-old software engineering book is hopelessly outdated and thus useless, although a statement of this kind would not be appropriate for mathematics, sci...

Aug 11 2003
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