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April 27, 2009

Opportunistic Software Development

A new concept in software systems development called "Opportunistic Software Systems Development (OSSD)" was introduced in a research paper co-authored by Dr Cornelius Ncube from Bournemouth University's Software Systems Research Centre and Patricia Oberndorf of the Software Engineering Institute. The paper describes the concept of OSSD as "...akin to recent television shows in the UK (Scrapheap Challenge) and the US (Junkyard Wars), where competing teams are given a capability they must implement using only what's available at a junkyard or scrap heap, a set of appropriate tools for integrating the pieces, and their own wits and innovation."

Dr. Ncube describes this approach to software development -- "It proposes a radical approach to software systems development in which the major emphasis is on smart engineering, creativity, innovation, and the most imaginative ways of gluing together seemingly unrelated software pieces to provide interoperable and maintainable systems that meet users' needs."

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at April 27, 2009 2:32 AM
category: Technology Industry

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