Model predicts chance of software flaws

Researchers from a German university have developed a model to predict programming errors in applications.

The method has the potential to save software companies money by allowing them to isolate parts of their code that need more rigorous testing, said Kim Herzig, a researcher at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken, who wrote his master's thesis on the project.

"We try to find which aspects of code correlate to defects in the past," Herzig said.



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