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ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Volume 17 Issue 4, August 2008

Post-release reliability growth in software products
Pankaj Jalote, Brendan Murphy, Vibhu Saujanya Sharma
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/13487689.13487690

Most software reliability growth models work under the assumption that reliability of software grows due to the removal of bugs that cause failures. However, another phenomenon has often been observed—the failure rate of a software product...

Topology analysis of software dependencies
Martin P. Robillard
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/13487689.13487691

Before performing a modification task, a developer usually has to investigate the source code of a system to understand how to carry out the task. Discovering the code relevant to a change task is costly because it is a human activity whose...

The impact of research on the development of middleware technology
Wolfgang Emmerich, Mikio Aoyama, Joe Sventek
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/13487689.13487692

The middleware market represents a sizable segment of the overall Information and Communication Technology market. In 2005, the annual middleware license revenue was reported by Gartner to be in the region of $8.5 billion. In this article...

The role of outcome feedback in improving the uncertainty assessment of software development effort estimates
Tanja M. Gruschke, Magne Jørgensen
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/13487689.13487693

Previous studies report that software developers are over-confident in the accuracy of their effort estimates. Aim: This study investigates the role of outcome feedback, that is, feedback about the discrepancy between the estimated and the...