[SystemSafety] Request for links to papers about software defect densities

Derek M Jones derek at knosof.co.uk
Thu Oct 29 14:51:09 CET 2020


> I would be grateful for links or references to peer-reviewed papers that contain experimental or empirical evidence 
> about software defect densities. I know of work over 30 years ago and it would be useful to have data that is more recent.

Defect density is an important idea, but it is often misused.

The folklore that defect density is U-shaped has been debunked:

What else is recent and interesting?
Not a lot, defect density is not fashionable among today's researchers.

Some very recent analysis:

Derek M. Jones           Evidence-based software engineering
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