Computer “Science” doesn’t deal with the issue of humans writing software

In the article titled, Faith, Hope, and Love An essay on software science’s neglect of human factors (PDF) the argument is made that Computer Science is useful as a mathematics tool, but doesn’t deal with the elephant in the room issue of what software techniques help humans write better software.

There is surprising little human factors or industrial psychology style research used to design new computer languages or programming guidelines (eg. object oriented design)

Another article points out that most of the major computer programming languages in use today were not developed by computer science academics.

Author: Ben Slade

I'm a software technologist with a political bent. My views tend toward the contrarian and slightly curmudgeonly end of the spectrum.

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