To Test or Not to Test

TitleTo Test or Not to Test
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsZubairi, JA
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsComputer Ethics , COMPUTER science , ethics , product liability , professional responsibility , software , software engineering , systems
AbstractIn 1991, faulty computer instructions caused a massive shutdown of phone systems in several major cities in the U.S., including Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The instructions were part of a revised version of software that was not tested fully because the changes were considered too small. Developed as part of the ethics module for a computer science course for non-majors, this case emphasizes good software development techniques, including full compliance with the rules.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=335&id=335
Abbreviated Case NameTo Test or Not to Test
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