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Software Inspectionby Tom Gilb
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Zero-defect software is the Holy Grail of all software developers. It has proved to be an elusive goal - until now. The Inspection techniques illustrated in this book have brought clear benefits in terms of lower (or even zero) defects, higher productivity, better project tracking and improved documentation.
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The Holy Grail is zero-defect software, and the techniques presented here help software developers get nearer that goal. They are based (with improvements and extensions) on Michael E. Fagan's Inspection method, developed for IBM and first published by him in a Technical Report, December 1974. The benefits are lower defects, higher productivity, better project tracking, and improved documentation.
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The aim of this book is to show students how to achieve high-quality software through inspection, which can be defined as "a formal review of documents to find errors, giving effective statistical process improvement". It illustrates the benefits of the technique.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-455) and index.
About the Author
Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster are the principal consultant partners of Grove Consultants which provides consultancy and training in software testing, test automation, and Inspection. Mark Fewster developed the test automation design techniques which are the primary subject of this book. He has been refining and applying his ideas through consultancy with a wide variety of clients since 1991. Dorothy Graham is the originator and co-author of the CAST Report (Computer Aided Software Testing tools) published by Cambridge Market Intelligence, and the co-author of Software Inspection published by Addison-Wesley in 1993. Both authors are popular and sought-after speakers at international conferences and workshops on software testing.
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