Abstract: Includes introductory, theoretical, and practical aspects of software reliability measurement.
Keywords: book review, software, statistics, computer, testing, reliability, measurement, prediction, metrics.
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Title: Software Reliability; Measurement, Prediction, Application
Author: John D. Musa, Anthony Iannino, Kazuhira Okumoto
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Date Published: October 1989
ISBN: 0070441197
Pages: 291
Bibliography: 173 (first edition)
Figures: 182 (first edition)
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Part I: Overview

Chapter 1: Introduction to Software Reliability

Chapter 2: Selected Models

Chapter 3: Applications

Part II: Practical Applications

Chapter 4: System Definition

Chapter 5: Parameter Determination

Chapter 6: Project-Specific Techniques

Chapter 7: Application Procedures

Chapter 8: Implementation Planning

Part III: Theory

Chapter 9: Software Reliability Modeling

Chapter 10: Markovian Models

Chapter 11: Descriptions of Specific Models

Chapter 12: Parameter Estimation

Chapter 13: Comparison of Software Reliability Models

Chapter 14: Calendar Time Modeling

Chapter 15: Failure Time Adjustment for Evolving Programs

Part IV: Future Development

Chapter 16: State of the Art


A: Review of Probability, Stochastic Processes, and Statistics

B: Review of Hardware Reliability

C: Review of Software and Software Development for Hardware Engineers

D: Optimization Algorithms

Summary of Formulas for Applications

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Notation

Problem Solutions

Recommended Specifications for Supporting Computer Programs


Author:        Musa, John D.
Title:         Software reliability : measurement, prediction,
                  application / John D. Musa, Anthony Iannino, Kazuhira
Edition:       Professional ed.
Published:     New York : McGraw-Hill, c1990.
Description:   xiv, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:        McGraw Hill Software engineering series
LC Call No.:   QA76.76.T48M87 1990
Dewey No.:     005.1/4 20
ISBN:          0070441197 : $44.95
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p.
Subjects:      Computer software -- Testing.
               Computer software -- Reliability.
Other authors: Iannino, Anthony.
               Okumoto, Kazuhira.
Series Entry:  McGraw-Hill software engineering series.
Control No.:   89013005 


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