Where's the Theory for Software Engineering?

@article{Johnson2012WheresTT,
  title={Where's the Theory for Software Engineering?},
  author={P. Johnson and M. Ekstedt and I. Jacobson},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={96-96}
}
  • P. Johnson, M. Ekstedt, I. Jacobson
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Software
  • Darwin's theory of natural selection, Maxwell's equations, the theory of demand and supply; almost all established academic disciplines place great emphasis on what their core theory is. This is not, however, the case in software engineering. What is the reason behind the software engineering community's apparent indifference to a concept that is so important to so many others? 
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