The software that costs the most to fix once live, revealed

A survey by software quality testing company Cast, known as appmarq , has today revealed the typical costs companies could face fixing code after software has been rolled into the live environment.

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

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