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Grand Challenges for software development

Grand Challenges for software development

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Professor C.A.R. Hoare and other researchers have put together a list of challenges to computer science research for the years to come:

 

Computing needs a Grand Challenge

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/14/grand_challenge_compsci/

http://research.microsoft.com/projects/Grand%20Challenges/Grand%20Challenges.htm

 

The Grand Challenges for computer science

http://www.computing.co.uk/News/1143845

 

Most likely, they are going to accomplish their goals.

 

In the meantime, what about putting Grand Challenges for software development, today?

 

Grand Challenge No. 1:

Turn mediocre software to a quality standard worthy of its price. Delight software consumers with software of exceptional quality, on time, within budget and complete.

 

which else?

 

  • Grand challenge #2

    Write software which uses evolution to counter security attacks on it and is able to share the fruits of that evolution with other copies of the software so that virus writers get plain out-evolved.
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