Software Failure Investigation: A Near-Miss Analysis Approach 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Ebook Details


Jan Eloff, Madeleine Bihina Bella

Year 2017
Pages 119
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319613338
File Size 3.12 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 254
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Ebook Description

This book reviews existing operational software failure analysis techniques and proposes near-miss analysis as a novel, and new technique for investigating and preventing software failures. The authors provide details on how near-miss analysis techniques focus on the time-window before the software failure actually unfolds, so as to detect the high-risk conditions that can lead to a major failure. They detail how by alerting system users of an upcoming software failure, the detection of near misses provides an opportunity to collect at runtime failure-related data that is complete and relevant. They present a near-miss management systems (NMS) for detecting upcoming software failures, which can contribute significantly to the improvement of the accuracy of the software failure analysis. A prototype of the NMS is implemented and is discussed in the book. The authors give a practical hands-on approach towards doing software failure investigations by means of near-miss analysis that is of use to industry and academia