Susan Stepney.
Desert Island Column.

Automated Software Engineering , 12(1):139-141, 2005.

So, I’m to be marooned on a desert island with a handful of books relating to software engineering? I have two immediate, conflicting, reactions. One is to complete the punchline to a music-hall joke: "Second prize, marooned with two handfuls of software engineering books". The other is to think, I take a handful of books on a short train journey, because I’m terrified of being caught without reading material: how will I last on the island? This wins over the joke, and I start to compose my list.


  author = "Susan Stepney",
  title = "Desert Island Column",
  journal = "Automated Software Engineering",
  volume = 12,
  number = 1,
  pages = "139-141",
  year = 2005