Alastair Dunsmore

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This paper describes the development and experimental evaluation of a rigorous approach for effective object-oriented (OO) code inspection. Since their development, inspections have been shown to be powerful defect detection strategies but little research has been done to investigate their application to OO systems, which have very different structural and(More)
Software inspection is now widely accepted as an effective technique for defect detection. This acceptance is largely based on studies using procedural program code. This paper presents empirical evidence that raises significant questions about the application of inspection to object-oriented code. A detailed analysis of the 'hard to find' defects during an(More)
influence and use, particularly since the introduction of C++ and Java. The aim of empirical software engineering research is to help determine the effectiveness of development processes and techniques. Most major conferences have sessions dedicated to empirical studies 1 and journals such as the Empirical Software Engineering Journal 2 are devoted to(More)
<i>Software inspection is recognised as an effective defect detection technique, but research has suggested that its performance on object-oriented code may suffer as a result of the delocalised nature of the software. This leads to problems of how to segment a system into chunks, what reading strategy should be adopted to read those chunks, and how to make(More)
Software inspections are widely accepted as an effective technique in the battle against defects. However, most of the evidence for this is based on studies using procedural code. To investigate the use of inspections with Object-Oriented code, it is important to firstly gain the opinions of those in the front line of software development-software engineers(More)