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From 1.1 defect density to 0.08: How did you do it? [closed]

asked 2014-09-16 22:28:06 +0100

jeff.thomas.779205 gravatar image

I'm writing about open source testing issues and just read the Coverity press release. How the heck did you people manage to do it. How many people, how did you divide up the files, etc? thanks, Jeff Thomas jeff.thomas@se-eng.com 303-604-1020

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by bjoern-michaelsen
close date 2014-09-29 18:41:25.587114

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I have seen a lot of Coverity-related changes for several months now, but I too would like a clearer understand of the mechanics of how this was achieved. Will likely require a developer to comment. It may be better to contact the developers directly.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-09-17 04:54:26 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-09-29 17:23:39 +0100

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Answered by email on the 16th. The presentation at http://www.skynet.ie/~caolan/libcon20... or http://www.skynet.ie/~caolan/libcon20... basically covers it.

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Thank you and well done. Very interesting reading.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-09-30 06:03:01 +0100 )edit

Further blog entry indicating the Coverity defect density is now 0.02.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-11-13 07:01:42 +0100 )edit

Subsequent blog entry indicating the Coverity defect density is now ~0.00.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2015-03-15 04:15:16 +0100 )edit

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