%0 Journal Article
	%A Craig Comstock and  Zhizhong Jiang and  Peter Naudé
	%D 2007
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 10, 2007
	%T Strategic Software Development: Productivity Comparisons of General Development Programs
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6415
	%V 10
	%X Productivity has been one of the major concerns with the increasingly high cost of software development. Choosing the right development language with high productivity is one approach to reduce development costs. Working on the large database with 4106 projects ever developed, we found the factors significant to productivity. After the removal of the effects of other factors on productivity, we compare the productivity differences of the ten general development programs. The study supports the fact that fourth-generation languages are more productive than thirdgeneration languages.

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