No Silver Bullet Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering

@article{Brooks1987NoSB,
  title={No Silver Bullet Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering},
  author={F. Brooks},
  journal={Computer},
  year={1987},
  volume={20},
  pages={10-19}
}
  • F. Brooks
  • Published 1987
  • Computer Science, Engineering
  • Computer
But, as we look to the horizon of a decade hence, we see no silver bullet. There is no single development, in either technology or in management technique, that by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity. In this article, I shall try to show why, by examining both the nature of the software problem and the properties of the bullets proposed. 
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