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.
H. Younessi and S. Lauesen, "Is Software Quality Visible in the Code?," in IEEE Software, vol. 15, no. , pp. 69-73, 1998.