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Title: Facts, trends and challenges in modern software development

Authors: E. Michael Maximilien; Pedro Campos

Addresses: IBM Research, 650 Harry Road, E3-418, San Jose, CA 95120, USA. ' Madeira-ITI, University of Madeira, Campus Universitário da Penteada, 9000-390 Funchal, Portugal; INESC-ID, Rua Alves Redol 9, 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract: The IT industry is not new to change and evolution, however, we are now in an era of two fundamental waves of IT changes. First, the post-PC era, where mobile devices and tablet-like devices are giving end-users the ability to consume information when they want it and where they want it. Second, the post-server era where companies no longer need to neither buy nor provision servers in their own data centres but instead rent the computer resources as needed. This twin change has direct consequences to how end-users consume software, how that software is produced, and how it is delivered.

Keywords: agile software development; trends; software engineering; mobile devices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAESD.2012.048305

International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development, 2012 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 5

Available online: 18 Jul 2012 *

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