Software reliability assessment tool based on object-oriented analysis and its application

Authors: Yamada, S.; Kimura, M.

Source: Annals of Software Engineering, Volume 8, Numbers 1-4, 1999 , pp. 223-238(16)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:

In general, the software testing-efforts which are spent in large-scale software development account for a half of the total amount of the development effort. Therefore, the management of fault-detection and fault-correction activities in the testing phase is very important to efficiently and economically develop a highly-reliable software product. In this paper, a software management tool which aids the quality/reliability assessment and testing-progress control in the testing phase is developed. This tool consists of several sub-systems that analyze software fault-detection data and assess software quality/reliability and testing-progress based on adopted software reliability growth models. Also, we use JAVA language to implement the tool. The JAVA language is widely known as an object-oriented and platform-free programming language. These characteristics are suitable for constructing our tool, because the tool will be revised to adopt new software reliability growth models and/or new testing-control techniques.

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: Department of Social Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tottori University, Tottori-shi 680-8552, Japan E-mail: yamada@sse.tottori-u.ac.jp

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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