Estimating Hidden Bug Count — Part 2/3

Previous part: introduction and simpler theory Next: Flowchart Summary and Limitations   Part 3: Harsh Reality   That simple logic is nice, but practice makes it questionable for at least two reasons: Bugs found by either of the parties are fixed. After that, another party gets no chances to find them again. Product development results in…

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Estimating Hidden Bug Count — Part 1/3

Part 1: Introduction and Basic Theory Part 2: Accounting for Bug Fixes Part 3: Flowchart Summary and Limitations   Part 1: Introduction   Probably every piece of software has some defects in it. Known defects (also called bugs) are found by manufacturers and users and fixed. Unknown ones remain there, waiting to be discovered some…

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