Issue No.04 - July/August (1998 vol.15)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.687949
Finding and fixing software code defects is crucial to product quality. It also, however, often proves difficult and time-consuming, especially late in the development cycle. While some believe that code analysis provides a simple way to detect quality defects, Lauesen and Younessi argue otherwise. To prove their point, they analyzed datafromerror reports, and their results show that code analysis detects only a small percentage of meaningful defects.
Søren Lauesen, "Is Software Quality Visible in the Code?", IEEE Software, vol.15, no. 4, pp. 69-73, July/August 1998, doi:10.1109/52.687949