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Increasing Software Quality using the Provenance of Software Development Processes

Schreiber, Andreas (2013) Increasing Software Quality using the Provenance of Software Development Processes. ESA Software Product Assurance Workshop 2013, 12.-13.06.2013, Noordwijk, Niederlande.

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Abstract

Today’s software development processes are complex. A lot of interaction occurs between developers, the tools they use, and even automatically between different tools. Examples of those interactions are entering a new requirement into the bug tracking system, committing new source code to the repository or automatic code style check during a check-in. To trace and understand the full process is hard. To get insight into these processes and to increase the quality of the resulting software release, we record information about the process during run-time. This information is called the Provenance of the process. With Provenance we can analyze and audit the software development process with the goals error detection, quality assurance, process validation, monitoring, statistical analysis, process optimization, or developer rating. For example, we can answer question such as “Which requirement causes most bugs in release version X?” or “How many commits did developer Y contribute to release Z?” The presentation describes the concepts of the Provenance data model and a software infrastructure for recording Provenance of software development processes. We show how the Provenance information helps to increase the quality of software releases and helps to give deep insight into the development process.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/86228/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Increasing Software Quality using the Provenance of Software Development Processes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schreiber, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 June 2013
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Provenance, Software engineering, Software quality, software product assurance
Event Title:ESA Software Product Assurance Workshop 2013
Event Location:Noordwijk, Niederlande
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:12.-13.06.2013
Organizer:ESA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Distributed Systems and Component Software
Deposited By: Schreiber, Andreas
Deposited On:06 Dec 2013 10:25
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:43

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