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Steve McConnell is the Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software Builders where he divides his time between leading custom software projects, consulting to companies in the shrink-wrap industry, and writing books and articles.

Steve is the author of Code Complete (1993) and Rapid Development (1996), both winners of SoftwareDevelopment magazine's Jolt Cola Award for outstanding software development books of their respective years. His latest book is SoftwareProjectSurvivalGuide (1998).

Steve has worked in the desktop software industry since 1984 and has expertise in rapid development methodologies, project estimation, software construction practices, performance tuning, system integration, and third-party contract management.

To contact Steve, send email to or visit his website at

FYI, You can take classes from Steve himself. They are usually 2 days and around $800.00 US. Check out

Steve McConnell 's company has an interesting page called the Professional Software Engineering Pyramid.
His Books:
  • Steve McConnell (1998), Software Project Survival Guide, Microsoft Press, Redmond, WA, ISBN 1572316217.
  • Steve McConnell (1997), Rapid Development, Microsoft Press, Redmond, WA, ISBN 1556159005.
  • Steve McConnell (1993), Code Complete, Microsoft Press, Redmond, WA, ISBN 1556154844.
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