The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science

The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science

Cost-effective Large Scale Software Development

eBook - 2006
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A groundbreaking, unifying theory of computer science for low-cost,high-quality software

The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science represents theculmination of more than thirty years of the author's hands-onexperience in software development, which has resulted in aremarkable and sensible philosophy and practice of softwaredevelopment. It provides a groundbreaking ontology of computerscience, while describing the processes, methodologies, andconstructs needed to build high-quality, large-scale computersoftware systems on schedule and on budget.

Based on his own experience in developing successful, low-costsoftware projects, the author makes a persuasive argument fordevelopers to understand the philosophical underpinnings ofsoftware. He asserts that software in reality is an abstraction ofthe human thought system. The author draws from the seminal worksof the great German philosophers--Kant, Hegel, andSchopenhauer--and recasts their theories of human mind and thoughtto create a unifying theory of computer science, cognitivedynamics, that opens the door to the next generation of computerscience and forms the basic architecture for total autonomy.
* Four detailed cases studies effectively demonstrate howphilosophy and practice merge to meet the objective ofhigh-quality, low-cost software.
* The Autonomous Cognitive System chapter sets forth a model for acompletely autonomous computer system, using the human thoughtsystem as the model for functional architecture and the humanthought process as the model for the functional data process.
* Although rooted in philosophy, this book is practical, addressingall the key areas that software professionals need to master inorder to remain competitive and minimize costs, such as leadership,management, communication, and organization.

This thought-provoking work will change the way students andprofessionals in computer science and software developmentconceptualize and perform their work. It provides them with both aphilosophy and a set of practical tools to produce high-quality,low-cost software.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2006 (Norwood, Mass. : [generator])
ISBN: 0471970476
Additional Contributors: IEEE Computer Society
Books24x7, Inc


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