by rupe

Where can I find information on the QA process used to validate space shuttle software?

Here are a few good places to start:
They Write The Right Stuff
Why the Shuttle is Left Handed
System Dynamics In Software Project Management
The first two links make excellent reading for anyone involved in software development (the entire culture that the shuttle software is developed under differs radically from that of standard 'consumer' software outfits).
The third link is a little more abstract and academic in nature.

Update: 5/19/2000: Slashdot seems to have picked up on the first link in the series. The usual flaming and inanity can be found here.


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