Author(s): J.M. Voas, K.W. Miller & J.E. Payne
arison of a dynamic software
testability metric to static cyclomatic
Miller & J.E.
Reliable Software Technologies Corporation, 11150
This paper compares the dynamic testability prediction technique termed "sensitivity
analysis" to the static testability technique termed cyclomatic complexity.
cation that we chose in this empirical study is a CASE generated version of a B-737
autoland and yawdamp systems.
For the B-737 systems we analyzed, we isolated those
functions that we predict are more prone to hide errors during system/reliability test-
We also analyzed the code with several other well-known static metrics.
paper compares and contrasts the results of sensitivity analysis to the results of the
The adage that non-exhaustive software testing cannot reveal the absence of errors and
only their existence is as true today as it was when Dijkstra wrote it [4, 1].
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SQM940311
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This paper can be found in the following bookSoftware Quality Management II Vol 1 Managing Quality Systems Buy