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Fred Brooks

Data de nascimento: 19. Abril 1931

Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. é um engenheiro de software e informático estadunidense.

É conhecido pelo gerenciamento do projeto do OS/360 e por escrever o livro The Mythical Man-Month.

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„Some people have called the book the "bible of software engineering". I would agree with that in one respect: that is, everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it.“

—  Fred Brooks

As quoted in Quoted Often, Followed Rarely,;About the 1975 The Mythical Man-Month.

„How does a project get to be a year late? … One day at a time.“

—  Fred Brooks

Page 153 (italics and ellipsis in source).
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (1975, 1995)

„Brooks's Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.“

—  Fred Brooks

Page 25 (italics in source, bold added).
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (1975, 1995)

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„Job Control Language is the worst programming language ever designed anywhere by anybody for any purpose.“

—  Fred Brooks
"The IBM System/360 Revolution"
recorded by the Computer History Museum
April 7, 2004.

„The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.“

—  Fred Brooks

Page 17, cf. Theodore von Kármán (1957): "Everyone knows it takes a woman nine months to have a baby. But you Americans think if you get nine women pregnant, you can have a baby in a month."
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (1975, 1995)

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