Why code review beats testing: evidence from decades of programming research | Kevin Burke

No one approach to bug detection is adequate. Capers Jones – the researcher behind two of the papers McConnell cites – divides bug detection into four categories: formal design inspection, formal code inspection, formal quality assurance, and formal testing. The best bug detection rate, if you are only using one of the above four categories, is 68%. The average detection rate if you are using all four is 99%.

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