13Finding Defects

There are various ways to find defects. This chapter briefly summarizes the principal alternatives and shows how one particular method, code reviews, can help improve the productivity and quality of your work. For the assignment, you will do code reviews for the next programs you write.

13.1 A Personal Commitment to Quality

In spite of all the available tools and methods, the most important single factor in program quality is the personal commitment of the software engineer to developing a quality product. When engineers are committed to quality, they take more care with their work and they take pride in the quality of the products they produce. The PSP can help you produce quality products by showing you how to use effective ...

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