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Software Reliability: Metrics

by Durga Patel, Pallavi
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 156 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Durga Patel, Pallavi

Durga Patel, Pallavi . Software Reliability: Metrics. International Journal of Computer Applications. 156, 5 ( Dec 2016), 9-15. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016912433

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For the critical business application, continuous availability is the requirement, and software reliability is an important component of continuous application availability. Reliability implies probability. Program may contain no error and its reliability is unity. If the program contains error then its reliability is zero. Need of complex system is increased more rapidly. In early 1970s Software also become a matter of concern primarily due to a continuing increase in the cost of Software relative to hardware in both the development and the operational phase of the system. Software is essential in instrument for transforming a discrete set of inputs into a discrete set of output. Since, Software is produced by humans; the finished product is often imperfect. Therefore, Software Reliability is important and measuring technique to detect the failure. There has lot of work done in field of software reliability estimation.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Software Reliability (SR) software reliability metrics software measurement and complexity metrics