What is Software Reliability? Well, according to the Data and Analysis Center for
Software (DACS), Software Reliability is best defined as follows.
Software Reliability is the application of statistical techniques to data collected during system development and operation to specify, predict, estimate, and assess the reliability of software-based systems.
In short, Software Reliability is the measurable extent to which a
software system, application, or procedure is able to perform its required
functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time. To learn
more, check out the following.
What happens when software-based systems prove not to be as reliable as
expected? To learn more, check out the following case studies.
- Mars Pathfinder Software Flaw
- Windows NT and the Navy's Smart Ships
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