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Author Messerschmitt, David G.

Title Software ecosystem : understanding an indispensable technology and industry / David G. Messerschmitt and Clemens Szyperski.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 424 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-401) and indexes.
Awards Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2003.
Note Print version record.
Summary Software has gone from obscurity to indispensability in less than fifty years. Although other industries have followed a similar trajectory, software and its supporting industry are different. In this book the authors explain, from a variety of perspectives, how software and the software industry are different--technologically, organizationally, and socially. The growing importance of software requires professionals in all fields to deal with both its technical and social aspects; therefore, users and producers of software need a common vocabulary to discuss software issues. In Software Ecosystem, Messerschmitt and Szyperski address the overlapping and related perspectives of technologists and nontechnologists. After an introductory chapter on technology, the book is organized around six points of view: users, and what they need software to accomplish for them; software engineers and developers, who translate the user's needs into program code; managers, who must orchestrate the resources, material and human, to operate the software; industrialists, who organize companies to produce and distribute software; policy experts and lawyers, who must resolve conflicts inside and outside the industry without discouraging growth and innovation; and economists, who offer insights into how the software market works. Each chapter considers not only the issues most relevant to that perspective but also relates those issues to the other perspectives as well. Nontechnologists will appreciate the context in which technology is discussed; technical professionals will gain more understanding of the social issues that should be considered in order to make software more useful and successful.
Subject Computer software.
Computer software -- Development.
Computer software industry.
Software ecosystems.
REFERENCE -- General.
Software ecosystems (OCoLC)fst01910198
Computer software. (OCoLC)fst00872527
Computer software -- Development. (OCoLC)fst00872537
Computer software industry. (OCoLC)fst00872606
Computer Science.
Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Indexed Term COMPUTER SCIENCE/General
COMPUTER SCIENCE/Human Computer Interaction
SOCIAL SCIENCES/Political Science/Public Policy & Law
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Computer software.
Added Author Szyperski, Clemens.
Other Form: Print version: Messerschmitt, David G. Software ecosystem. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003 0262134322 (DLC) 2002044404 (OCoLC)51203929
ISBN 9780262256667 (electronic bk.)
0262256665 (electronic bk.)
0585482659 (electronic bk.)
9780585482651 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051284802
AU@ 000051412831
AU@ 000053223271
DEBBG BV042508886
DEBBG BV043043832
DEBSZ 422401331
GBVCP 801097959

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