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For years you've heard some variation of the message communicated by the title of this article. The answer always involved getting developers to change their processes, think harder, use better methodologies, create better architectures, and the like...honestly, how well has that worked for you and your organization? The challenge of changing human behavior, the complexity induced by far-flung development teams, downsizing, outsourcing, open source, and feature-rich software systems (not to mention the development environments used to create them) all increase the difficulty of building high-quality software systems on time and within budget. Assuming that you and your development team(s) don't reside on another planet, you already know about the problems induced by the above. What you may not know is how software development technology has advanced to the point w... (more)