Date Added: Jan 2010
Developing e-business applications involve many costs that have to be known before the beginning of this process. Software reliability is an important characteristic of the software quality. Software reliability is clearly shown after a software application has been released. The paper presents the role of software testing in increasing the reliability of the software applications, starting with identifying the main causes of non-reliability. In this paper are presented the main categories of costs identified during the development of e-business applications. Those costs depend on many factors that have to be identified too. Removing errors from programs - errors identified through an adequate testing - is leading to an increased reliability for software.