International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIEEB Vol.8, No.5, Sep. 2016

Proposal to Decrease Code Defects to Improve Software Quality

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Ohood A. Aljohani, Rizwan J. Qureshi

Index Terms

Quality;Defects;Code Quality Scanner;Code Review


Software quality is an important topic of software development and it is always challenging to deliver high-quality software. The major challenges, to complete the software, are time and cost without losing the software quality. Software quality has a significant impact on software performance. The acceptability, success, and failure of software are depending on its level of quality and number of defects. Software defects are one of the fundamental factors that can determine the time of software delivery. In addition, defects or errors need to be eliminated before software delivery. Software companies spend a lot to reduce code defects. The aim is to detect defects early with cheaper methods. This paper proposes a code quality scanner to decrease the code defects. The proposed solution is a combination of code scanner and code review. Moreover, the paper presents results using quantitative analysis to show the effectiveness of the proposed solution. The results are found encouraging. 

Cite This Paper

Ohood A. Aljohani, Rizwan J. Qureshi,"Proposal to Decrease Code Defects to Improve Software Quality", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.8, No.5, pp.44-51, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2016.05.06


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