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Zero-defect software: The elusive goal: It is theoretically possible but difficult to achieve; logic and interface errors are most common, but errors in user intent may also occur

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After briefly describing how software errors occur, the author surveys the methods and tools currently in use for improving software reliability. The steps required in developing zero-defect software are then outlined. The way in which formal definitions can improve productivity is discussed, as is the problem still posed by user intent.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )