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Definition Edit

A software defect is

[a] problem or “bug” that if not removed, could cause a program to either produce erroneous results or otherwise fail.[1]

Overview Edit

Software defects are typically classified by type, location introduced, when found, severity level, frequency, and associated cost. The individual defects can then be aggregated by cause according to the following approach:

References Edit

  1. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide, at 31.

Source Edit

  • (Overview section): The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software Testing (Final Report), at 1-12 (May 2002) (full-text).

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