50% of crashes caused by 1% of bugs

(Back in 2003 I ran a moderately popular tech blog on the Radio UserLand platform. This is an archived version of a post from that blog. You can view an index of all the archived posts.)

Tuesday, 8 July 2003

An interesting statistic: In Disruptive Programming Language Technologies, Todd Proebsting of the Programming Language Systems group at Microsoft Research notes:

Microsoft "Watson" experience: 50% of crashes caused by 1% of bugs.
[Slide 17]

There's some other interesting stuff in that presentation as well.

[Via Frank Mitchell's post in the comment thread at After Java and C# - what is next?.]

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