in reply to Software design -- The confussion of buzzwords
Another, thicker, book I recall having borrowed from the library at one time, and which I enjoyed a lot, was a book on "software engineering", from Prentice Hall, translated from English this time. It compared all sorts of methologies and languages. That too seems to have vanished without a trace, but I believe it's the fourth title in this list.
Both went into great trouble comparing various methodologies, comparing and discussing advantages and disadvantages of each. Too bad it went out of fashion.