Texts in Computer Science

Software Reliability Methods

Authors: Peled, Doron

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About this Textbook

Many books focus on increasing the quality of software through the use of formal methods. However, most books embrace one particular method, and present it as the suggested solution for the software reliability problem. This book presents a wider picture of formal methods, through a collection of notations and techniques. It compares them, and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. One of the main challenges of formal methods is in transferring the tech­ nology developed by researchers to the software development community. Re­ cently, we seem to be starting to have a better understanding of the important ingredients of formal methods tools. This manifests itself in the growing ac­ ceptance of such tools in the software and hardware development industry. Ideally, formal methods need to be intuitive to use (preferably using graphi­ cal interfaces), do not impose on the user an extensive learning period, and incur only small overhead to the development process. Formal methods are much more acceptable today than ten or twenty years ago, in particular in the hardware industry. Yet there is still a lively contention between different approaches.

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"The book covers a wide range of formal methods and how to use them to specify, verify and test software systems. … the book will provide a good, gentle introduction to the field with many pointers to more in-depth material. … I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in using formal methods to develop reliable software. The book presents a very good introduction to the field and … covers the state-of-the-art in software reliability methods." (Michael Leuschel, Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Vol. 2 (2), November, 2001)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Reliability Methods
Authors
Series Title
Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Lucent Technologies
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3540-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3540-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95106-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2876-4
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 332
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