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Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk by Andrew Glover, Steve Matyas, Paul M. Duvall

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Chapter 6. Continuous Testing

Continuous Testing
 

Practice makes perfect.

 
 --ENGLISH PROVERB

re·li·a·ble—

adjective—Giving the same result in successive trials.[1]

A tenet of systems engineering says that the reliability of a linear system is the product of the reliability of each of the system’s components. For example, imagine a system with three components like that shown in Figure 6-1.

A system with three components

Figure 6-1. A system with three components

Each component in this sample system has its reliability measured and the values are each determined to be 90% (disregard how the 90% value was ...

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