Joel’s Book of the Month this month is Robert Glass’s Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering. This has been on my To Buy list for a while, as I keep stumbling across articles by Robert Glass that I like.
The book lists 55 Facts, all seemingly backed up by references. I really wish Amazon had “search inside” enabled for this book though, as I want to see what the references given are for Fact #2, “The best programmers are up to 28 times better than the worst programmers”. As I’ve written before, I believe the oft-cited Sackman experiment to be a fundamentally flawed source for this claim.
The chances of finding this book in Belfast are slim, so if anyone has a copy and can let me know what the sources listed against this fact are I’d be grateful.