Software Engineering Is an Oxymoron

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Software Engineering Is an Oxymoron

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Posted April 1, 2008 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

I recall a conference presentation titled "Software engineering? An Oxymoron?" that I attended about five years ago. The speaker was pushing the idea that the software development practice had to borrow concepts from the engineering domain, where the formal approach in design and build was a common practice consolidated over 2,000 years.