Software Failure Investigation A Near-Miss Analysis Approach

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...

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Main Authors: Eloff, Jan, Bihina Bella, Madeleine (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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. Investigates software failures in an operational environment through near-miss analysis; Studies recent and major software failures of significant magnitude; Provides a design of an architecture for a Near-Miss Management System
Physical Description:IX, 119 p. 83 illus., 21 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319613345