Characterizing and predicting which bugs get reopened

  title={Characterizing and predicting which bugs get reopened},
  author={Thomas Zimmermann and Nachiappan Nagappan and Philip J. Guo and Brendan Murphy},
  journal={2012 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
Fixing bugs is an important part of the software development process. An underlying aspect is the effectiveness of fixes: if a fair number of fixed bugs are reopened, it could indicate instability in the software system. To the best of our knowledge there has been on little prior work on understanding the dynamics of bug reopens. Towards that end, in this paper, we characterize when bug reports are reopened by using the Microsoft Windows operating system project as an empirical case study. Our… CONTINUE READING
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