We’re very happen to announce that the second, newly expanded edition of I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code”: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft , by Eric Brechner is available for purchase. (Print ISBN 9780735661707; Page Count 448). Here is an excerpt from Chapter 5, “Software Quality—More Than a Dream”. Chapter 5 Software Quality—More Than a Dream Some people mock software development, saying if buildings were built like software, the first woodpecker would destroy civilization. That’s quite funny, or disturbing, but regardless it’s misguided. Early buildings lacked foundations. Early cars broke down incessantly. Early TVs required constant fiddling to work properly. Software is no different. At first, Microsoft ...read more