Software quality & progress/was Re: Superintelligence Software

Technotranscendence (
Sat, 8 Aug 1998 14:22:43 -0400 (EDT)

At 11:07 AM 8/8/98 EDT, Jay <> wrote:
>Yes, this to has bothered me. The advances in hardware seem predictable and
>on track, but given the bug ridden examples of SW we now see, it looks like
>the SW problems might be harder.
>Do any SW gurus on the list have any Morvec like graphs indicating the
>progress in SW algorithms? Anyone that uses windoze should have their doubts.
>I think that some sort of self replicating/self generating SW is needed with
>an evolutionary correction/redundancy built in will be necessary. Any
>progress in this area?

I think genetic programming will lend itself to this treatment.

But outside of that, software development groups need to use already existing testing methodologies to reduce errors. See, e.g., Myer's _The Art of Software Testing_, an oldie but a doogie.

Daniel Ust