Modeling the effect of size on defect proneness for open-source software

A. Günes Koru, Zhang Dongsong, Hongfang Liu

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Abstract

Quality is becoming increasingly important with the continuous adoption of open-source software. Previous research has found that there is generally a positive relationship between module size and defect proneness. Therefore, in open-source software development, it is important to monitor module size and understand its impact on defect proneness. However, traditional approaches to quality modeling, which measure specific system snapshots and obtain future defect counts, are not well suited because open-source modules usually evolve and their size changes over time. In this study, we used Cox proportional hazards modeling with recurrent events to study the effect of class size on defectproneness in the Mozilla product. We found that the effect of size was significant, and we quantified this effect on defect proneness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering, PROMISE'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2007
EventICSE 2007 Workshops: Third International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering, PROMISE'07 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: May 20 2007May 26 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops: Third International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering, PROMISE'07

Other

OtherICSE 2007 Workshops: Third International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering, PROMISE'07
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period5/20/075/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Günes Koru, A., Dongsong, Z., & Liu, H. (2007). Modeling the effect of size on defect proneness for open-source software. In Proceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops: Third International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering, PROMISE'07 [4273266] (Proceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops: Third International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering, PROMISE'07). https://doi.org/10.1109/PROMISE.2007.9