University of Hertfordshire

Measuring high and low priority defects on traditional and mobile open source software

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  • Marco Ortu
  • Giuseppe Destefanis
  • Stephen Swift
  • Michele Marchesi
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics, WETSoM 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341776
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016
Event7th International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics, WETSoM 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: 14 May 2016 → …

Conference

Conference7th International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics, WETSoM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period14/05/16 → …

Abstract

Software defects are the major cause for system failures. To effectively design tools and provide support for detecting and recovering from software failures, requires a deep understanding of defect features. In this paper we present an analysis of defect characteristics in two different open source software development domains: Mobile and Traditional. Our attention is focused on measuring the differences between High-Priority and Low-Priority defects. High or Low priority of a given defect is decided by a developer when creating a bug report for an issue tracking system. We sampled hundreds of real world bugs in hundreds of large and representative open-source projects. We used natural language text classification techniques to automatically analyse roughly 700,000 bug reports from the Bugzilla, Jira and Google Issues issue tracking systems. Results show that there are differences between High-Priority and Low-Priority defects classification in Mobile and Traditional development domains.

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