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McConnell IEEE articles

I found these editorials buried on Steve McConnell's website, from his stint as editor of IEEE software magazine. It's a great series of articles; they're all good, but I particularly recommend "Cargo Cult Engineering." Here are direct links to each, in chronological order, October 1998 through February 2002.

I spared you guys the embarrassing chicken little-esque Y2K editorial. I guess we can all take heart, even a guy as smart as Steve gets it wrong sometimes..

Written by Jeff Atwood

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