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Evaluating the reliability of component‐based software systems

R. Chinnaiyan (Department of Mathematics, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India and Department of Computer Applications, AVC College of Engineering, Mayiladuthurai, India)
S. Somasundaram (Department of Mathematics, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 12 January 2010

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the reliability of individual software components in terms of the probability that each software component performs its intended functionality successfully. The overall software system reliability is evaluated.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper incorporates the reliability behavior of component‐based software system using Markov process.

Findings

It is found that the component‐based software system reliability increases as the component reliability increases.

Originality/value

This paper explores new directions in evaluating the reliability of component‐based software systems for software reliability and offers practical help to researchers and software industries in reliable software development. The proposed software simulation technique will act as a tool for the software quality assurance team for evaluating the reliability of component‐based software systems.

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Citation

Chinnaiyan, R. and Somasundaram, S. (2010), "Evaluating the reliability of component‐based software systems", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 78-88. https://doi.org/10.1108/02656711011009326

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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