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The company says the average cost of fixing software bugs after release is $2819 per thousand lines of code. Cast says the typical business application has 374,000 lines of code.
And here are Cast’s figures on the average number of problems in code, for different programming languages, that are serious enough to cause business risks.
Violations per thousand lines of code:
ABAP – 20
Cobol – 89
.NET – 169
J2EE – 463
C/C++ – 438