Steve McConnell

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Steven C. McConnell is an author of many software engineering textbooks including Code Complete, Rapid Development, and Software Estimation. In 1998, McConnell was named as one of the three most influential people in the software industry by Software Development Magazine, along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

McConnell graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), and a master's degree in software engineering from Seattle University. He then pursued a career in the desktop software industry, working at Microsoft, Boeing, the Russell Investment Group and several other Seattle area firms. At Microsoft, McConnell worked on TrueType as part of Windows 3.1. At Boeing, he worked on a Strategic Defense Initiative project.

McConnell published his first book, Code Complete, in 1993. As of March 2007 he has been the CEO and Chief Software Engineer of Construx Software, a software engineering consulting firm he founded in 1996...

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