Accession Number : ADA118296

Title :   A Comparison of Errors in Different Software-Development Environments.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weiss,David M

PDF Url : ADA118296

Report Date : 14 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Error detection and error correction are now considered to be the major cost factors in software development. Much current and recent research has been devoted to finding ways to prevent software errors. The purpose of this paper is to compare error data obtained from two different software-development environments using different software-development methodologies. The data are used to characterize the similarities and differencies in the environments and may be used to evaluate the success with which different methodologies meet the claims made for them. Data were obtained by the use of a goal-directed data-collection process, which is described briefly.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Error analysis, *Error correction codes, *Error detection codes, *Comparison, Methodology, Measurement, Data acquisition, Validation, Requirements, Specifications, Interfaces

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE