Use Bug Prediction to Warn Engineers from Error-Prone Files

Google once posted an article in which they describe how they use bug prediction algorithms to flag error prone source files (hot spots) in reviews and therefore warn reviewers to be especially careful. The idea is, that some bug-fixes require some more subsequent bug fixing, because the bug does not get smashed on the first attempt a fix introduces new issues due to complexity/fragility of the code the reported and fixed bug is part of a larger bug They decided to use the simple algorithm by Rahman et al....

July 26, 2017 · 1 min · Markus Ruepp