High-quality tools for software reliability should be as easy and ubiquitous as webmail !
We are building cloud-based automated software-reliability services (AutoSRS), a new way to make advanced reliability techniques accessible and affordable to everyone in the world. Research-wise, we aim to make fully-automated testing techniques (which today are mostly usable only on toy programs) scale to real-sized software by harnessing massive clusters of commodity hardware. AutoSRS is compelling also from a social and business point of view: universal access to top-of-the-line tools could improve global software quality in much the same way webmail inﬂuenced people’s ability to communicate.We envision three types of AutoSRS:
AutoSRS at GoogleWe welcome any Googler interested in participating in this effort; after all, this is a joint project between DSLAB and Google. Please check out the list 20% project ideas, and/or contact Prof. George Candea if you would like to engage in any of these projects or suggest other ideas.
We are grateful to Google for supporting this work through a generous Focused Research Award.