Common Trends in Software Fault and Failure Data

  title={Common Trends in Software Fault and Failure Data},
  author={Margaret Hamill and Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
The benefits of the analysis of software faults and failures have been widely recognized. However, detailed studies based on empirical data are rare. In this paper, we analyze the fault and failure data from two large, real-world case studies. Specifically, we explore: 1) the localization of faults that lead to individual software failures and 2) the distribution of different types of software faults. Our results show that individual failures are often caused by multiple faults spread… CONTINUE READING
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