REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Comment
embeddedbarr
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 14 March 2014 Live Chat -- Lethal Software Defects
embeddedbarr   3/14/2014 1:45:02 PM
NO RATINGS
@mexchip The solution, in my view, has three major components: Architecture, Process, and Culture. Architecture means that the system is designed so that when a software malfunction occurs the risks to people are minimized; but also that the software is designed so that malfunctions are rarer and more quickly detected.  Process means that the procedures around software development have a logical flow that is designed to keep out and detect as many bugs as possible as quickly as possible.  Just like the architecture, the pocesses should include multiple layers of defense.  For example, both peer code review and static analysis should be performed (and more, of course).  Culture means that the company helps the engineers make the correct architectural and process decisions and supports them in following through over time.  Safety culture is broken if shipping by a certain date drives decisions that could negatively affect safety.



Like Us on Facebook
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
When my house was renovated several years ago, I had the electrician install network outlets in numerous places, then run the LAN cables to a wiring closet. But he didn't document the ends ...

Martin Rowe

Local Electronics Store Supplies Engineers and Hobbyists
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Rochester, N.Y. — Tucked away in this western New York city known for its optics is Goldcrest Electronics, a local store that's supplied businesses and individuals with electronic ...

Martin Rowe

How to Transform a Technology University (Book Review)
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
The Presiding Genius of the Place by Alison Chisolm. WPI, Worcester, Mass., 234 pp., 2016. Engineers love to discuss, and often criticize, engineering education. They often claim ...

Max Maxfield

Aloha from EEWeb
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.