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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th edition by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

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C8 TESTING AND RUNNING PROGRAMS

Other related material can be found in Section C1 Systems design and life cycle, Section C3 Programming concepts, Section C4 Programming (flow of execution), Section C5 Programming (subprograms), Section C6 Program syntax, Section C9 Programming languages and Section D1 Systems software.

Computer systems need to be reliable. Depending upon the task they are designed to do, different levels of reliability are appropriate. Software on these systems ranges from that used for office activities, such as word processors and spreadsheets, through software used in financial institutions, all the way to safety-critical software such as that used for controlling aircraft in flight.

The way software is developed and tested ...

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