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Cost-effective Detection of Software Defects through Perspective-based Inspections

 
: Laitenberger, O.

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Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, 2000, X, 206 S. : Ill., Lit.
Zugl.: Kaiserslautern, Univ., Diss., 2000
PhD Theses in Experimental Software Engineering, 1
ISBN: 3-8167-5583-6
ISBN: 978-3-8167-5583-8
Englisch
Dissertation
Fraunhofer IESE ()
experimental software engineering; object-orientation; perspective-based inspection; experimentation; quasi-experimentation

Abstract
The inadequate and late removal of defects continues to be a major problem in today's software industry. One of the proposed solutions for addressing this problem is software inspection. However, despite the large body of inspection experience, there is still a need for further work on the question of how to organize a single inspection and how to provide technical support for the defect detection activity. This thesis presents the architecture-centric approach for inspection organization and introduces the Perspective-based Reading (PBR) technique to support defect detection. The results of three empirical studies suggest that PBR in conjunction with the architecture-centric strategy increases the cost-effectiveness of existing inspection implementations.

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