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Glenn Vanderburg on ‘Real Software Engineering’

Glenn Vanderburg gave possibly the best version yet of his excellent talk ‘Real Software Engineering’ at this year’s Scottish Ruby Conference. This is the best explanation I have seen of how software developers have come to misunderstand engineering and how we might go about learning the genuine lessons that engineering has to teach us.

He also makes a very interesting point that formal mathematical modelling is, far from being the basis of all engineering techniques, a tool that is introduced to reduce costs.

Running time is about 50 minutes, and I highly recommend watching the whole video.