Substantiating programmer variability

  title={Substantiating programmer variability},
  author={B. Curtis},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  • B. Curtis
  • Published 1981 in Proceedings of the IEEE
Dickey's critique of the Sackman et al. data is well taken. An alternate data set is presented which substantiates the enormous variability in programmer performance. The opportunity for productivity gains and improved experimental methods in research through reducing the range of this variability remains fertile. 
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