Software Design Testing

TitleSoftware Design Testing
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC, National Academy of Engineering, OEC, National Society of Professional Engineers, Board of Ethical Review,
PublisherNational Academyof Engineering, Online Ethics Center
AbstractAn engineer, hired by a software company, believes that the company's new software design is safe under existing standards. However, the new software may not meet the new standards that he knows are about to be released--standards that Performing more tests could cost both the company and the public significantly. Issues of conflicting obligations to the company and the general public also arise. Includes references to the NSPE Code of Ethics, and a link to the original case brought before NSPE's Board of Ethical Review.
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