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Steve McConnell Studies Development Practices

Episode #727 Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Carl and Richard talk to the one-and-only Steve McConnell about the evolution of software development practices. The conversation digs into where Microsoft is at these days - Steve has been close to the company for many years. Then Steve talks about his focus on what a good software executive looks like, how they can support their team effectively and be part of the success of the development process. Along the way Steve talks about how Agile fits into his views in Code Complete, scrum practices, continuous integration and more! Great insights from one of the best minds in the business!


Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is the best-selling author of Code Complete and Rapid Development, winners of Software Development's Jolt award as well as Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, and other titles. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine voted him one of the three most influential people in the software industry, along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine and Chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Professional Activities Board. Since 1996 he has been CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software.


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