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Error Density and Size in Ada Software
January/February 1990 (vol. 7 no. 1)
pp. 26-30

The author and her colleagues have completed the development of a large project written in Ada. The project team kept error reports, and the many modules ranged greatly in size. They analyzed module size to see if there was a relationship with module quality. They used error density-defects per thousand lines-as an inverse measure of quality: the lower the error density, the higher the quality. The author presents and discusses the results, which lend support to the hypothesis that there is an optimal, intermediate module size.

Index Terms:
Ada software; project team; error reports; module size; module quality; error density; defects per thousand lines; Ada; quality control; software reliability
Citation:
Carol Withrow, "Error Density and Size in Ada Software," IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 26-30, Jan.-Feb. 1990, doi:10.1109/52.43046
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