Software error detection is one of the most challenging problems in software engineering. Now, you can learn how to make the most of software testing by selecting test cases to maximize the probability of revealing latent errors. Software Error Detection through Testing and Analysis begins with a thorough discussion of test-case selection and a review of the concepts, notations, and principles used in the book.
• Network errors are in the form of corrupted data or lost data.
• Network errors occur naturally on all networks due to electrical noise and distortion
and must be detected and corrected by either hardware or software.
• Bit Error Rates (BERs) are calculated as the number of bits in error divided by the
number of bits transmitted. A BER of 1 in 100,000 might be shown as 1:105
as a BER of 10-5
• Errors often occur in bursts where many bits in a sequence will be in...
Chapter 3 - Critical systems. The learning objectives for this chapter include: To explain what is meant by a critical system where system failure can have severe human or economic consequence; to explain four dimensions of dependability - availability, reliability, safety and security; to explain that, to achieve dependability, you need to avoid mistakes, detect and remove errors and limit damage caused by failure.
In this chapter you will learn: How exception and error handling works; to use try, throw and catch to detect, indicate and handle exceptions, respectively; to use the finally block to release resources; how stack unwinding enables exceptions not caught in one scope to be caught in another scope; how stack traces help in debugging; how exceptions are arranged in an exception class hierarchy.