Lehman's Laws of Software Evolution     

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Lehman's Laws of Software Evolution - overview


Software Engineering Accomplishment | 1974-1980

IBM researchers: Manny Lehman, László Bélády

Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

What we accomplished: Lehman (right) and Belady (left) were responsible for the first effort to formulate hypotheses on how and why large software systems evolve.

Related links: Wikipedia entry; "A Model of Large Program Development" in 1976 IBM Systems Journal

Image credit: Manny Lehman (computer.org); Laszlo Belady (computer.org)

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