Science and substance: a challenge to software engineers

  title={Science and substance: a challenge to software engineers},
  author={Norman E. Fenton and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger and Robert L. Glass},
  journal={IEEE Software},
For 25 years, software researchers have proposed improving software development and maintenance with new practices whose effectiveness is rarely, if ever, backed up by hard evidence. We suggest several ways to address the problem, and we challenge the community to invest in being more scientific.<<ETX>> 
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