The Success of a Heavenly Marriage

Diomidis Spinellis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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For a field that sprang out of a so-called software crisis, software engineering has done rather well over the past half-century. By riding on the coattails of Moore's law, it has progressed phenomenally. The field's achievements are visible through the large, complex, yet effective software systems that power our everyday lives. By looking at the drivers of the field's progress and taking stock of its achievements, we can appreciate the challenges in front of us and confidently plan for the future. This article is part of a theme issue on software engineering's 50th anniversary.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8474499
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • From the Editor
  • software development
  • software engineering


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