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Software Engineering Journal

Issue 2 • March 1987

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  • A Bayesian modification to the Jelinski-Moranda software reliability growth model

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):30 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The Jelinski-Moranda (JM) model for software reliability growth is one of the most commonly cited (often in its guise as the `Musa model¿¿). Recent studies show that the reliability estimates and predictions given by the model are often grossly inaccurate. It has been suggested that one reason for this poor performance may be the use of the maximum-likelihood method of inference. This paper descri... View full abstract»

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  • On hierarchical software metrics

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):42 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The notion of a hierarchical software metric is introduced, encompassing and extending the earlier work of Fenton and Whitty and this author. It is shown that a stronger interpretation of this notion is insufficient for treating the important `number-of-paths¿¿ metric, whereas this metric definitely falls within the range of the axiomatic system introduced herein. Finally, the technique of argumen... View full abstract»

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  • A software tool for testing JSP designed programs

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):46 - 52
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    The aim of this paper is to present a new structural testing method for use with Jackson structured programming designed programs. The problems associated with testing are outlined and the concepts behind structural testings are briefly discussed. The new structural testing method (STM) is described. The method involves the creation of a path expression from the program structure and the sbsequent... View full abstract»

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Published from 1986-1996, Software Engineering Journal included original contributions of interest to practitioners, researchers and managers who were engaged in software engineering. It covered reports on practical experience using software engineering methods and tools, and papers on long-term research activities.

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