Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2005.42
David Larson , University of Illinois at Springfield
Keith Miller , University of Illinois at Springfield
Despite the legions of ideas about how to improve software quality, much commercial software remains untrustworthy. In this article, the authors make the case for at least taking small steps toward improved quality by using silver bullets "corrective actions or methods" to at least eliminate some common problems, the "little monsters" of the title. Here, they discuss three such problems "memory leaks, buffer overflows, and files that remain unclosed when a program terminates" and list several techniques proposed to eliminate them in software.
software quality, software engineering, software development, programming, memory leak, buffer overflow, unclosed files, trustworthy software, software silver bullets
David Larson, Keith Miller, "Silver Bullets for Little Monsters: Making Software More Trustworthy", IT Professional, vol. 7, no. , pp. 9-13, March/April 2005, doi:10.1109/MITP.2005.42