Tag: Software bugs

Steps in Fixing Software Bugs in a Stress-Free Manner

Steps in Fixing Software Bugs in a Stress-Free Manner

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Steps in Fixing Software Bugs in a Stress-Free Manner It is undeniably true that software bugs are very annoying, and resolving them can be stressful and exhausting. Luckily, there are stress-free ways to deal with these annoying bugs. This post will talk about several ways of fixing software bugs. You never know, maybe you might it quite challenging, but enjoyable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjzTw-W-DWk 7 Easy Steps to Fix Software Bugs In order to debug properly, give yourself enough room to perform the task. You can work easier and stress-free if you are working in a comfortable environment. You can consider the following steps in fixing bugs in software products in a stress-free workplace. Make the issues known You just let the users know that something is wrong. Even if i...
Biggest Software Bugs We Need to Know About

Biggest Software Bugs We Need to Know About

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Biggest Software Bugs We Need to Know About No matter how much effort you exert to exterminate bugs, they still exist. As technology innovates, software bugs upgrades, too.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGI371ht1N8 IT Failures Software bugs cause the biggest IT failures that happened in today's world. Some industries affected by such IT failure include: Retail: The retail sector did not go unscathed from IT-related failures. Rail transport: Issues in IT also hit the rail transportation sector. For instance, Sydney's trains suffered several computer signal failures. The failure causes chaos for ten thousands of passengers for a week. Apart from Sydney, the England South Western Railway also experienced havoc and Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway. Policing: Around the world,
The Bad Bug Reports

The Bad Bug Reports

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The Bad Bug Reports Defects and software are like two sides of a coin. It is almost impossible to avoid defects in the software. Chances are very high that you will end up leaving some defects when developing software. When finding bugs and defects in the software, writing bug reports comes in. It is essential not to write bad bug reports. Therefore, the question is what to do in order to avoid writing bad reports? In this article, you will learn some tips as you read further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dns4zBqfpEM Tips to avoid bad bug reports It is all in the name Each defect must be identifiable by the defect title. It is advisable to keep it short but definitely describes the summary of the defect. You can use meaningful defect titles that uncover the point of the report wi...
The Blocking Type Software Bugs

The Blocking Type Software Bugs

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The Blocking Type Software Bugs Blocking type software bugs refer to those that block testing in a particular area. They are also known as blocker bugs. Fixing these types of bugs is necessary before release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mz1estA4MA Blocker bugs symptoms You will know that blocker bugs infest software with these following symptoms: There is a security bug. There is a problem with the license. The system starts to crash. The functions are unable to use. The system freezes. The application cannot be able to start. The application is unable to install. There is a loss of data. Dealing with blocker type bugs A blocker type of bugs can be really annoying. They can immensely affect the functionality of the software because they are blocking...
What to Do With Software Bugs

What to Do With Software Bugs

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What to Do With Software Bugs Software bugs are the error in the programming of software or an application. Bugs can cause problems ranging from stability issues to operation problems. Software bugs are the result of human errors during the programming process. Bugs are may be the result of mistakes or errors, or they could stem from a fault or defect. It is imperative to capture software bugs during the testing phase of the software development cycle. However, some bugs are still undetected after software deployment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc2c9cWzHj8 How software bug occurs If there is incorrect or inaccurate coding within the application, it can result in problems ranging from invalid output to crashing the software in question. Software bugs may cause the software to cra...
How to Deal with Software Bugs

How to Deal with Software Bugs

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What are software bugs, and how do we deal with them? Software bugs are errors or flaws which affect software quality. They also affect the functionality of the software. They are detected and identified by the process of software testing. There are ways on how to handle or deal with software bugs. Let us learn more about it in this article. Set Time in Sprints Fixing errors and preventing bugs may be done by allocating enough time in sprints. A development team might push code into production. Hence, they might rely on tests and QA processes before deployment. However, it could be falling on the customers to find and report problems they encounter. Performing tests rigorously is one way of preventing bugs. If they already exist in the software, then rigorous testing is also a ...
Defect Density in Software QA

Defect Density in Software QA

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What is defect density? The term refers to the number of defects that are detected and identified in software. The quantity of errors detected during development is then divided by the size of the software. Uses of Defect Density Defect density is used for comparing the relative number of defects in various software components.  Therefore, high-risk parts can be identified and resources focused on them. It is also for comparing software/products. Hence, the quality of each software/product can be quantified and resources focused on those with low quality. Factors That Affect Defect Density Time Spent Testing Defect density does not take into account the amount of time spent testing. It takes a snapshot of time and states how many bugs are in the software for this area/lin
Preventing Software Bugs From Happening

Preventing Software Bugs From Happening

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Software bugs are those very annoying "pests" in software applications. Software development pros should have a plan in place for when and how to fix bugs. Types of Bugs Missing Specifications These are the scenarios you never imagined when designing your product. They are otherwise referred to as the "unknown" type. Their impact is unpredictable and can range from embarrassing to catastrophic. Common Causes Insufficient Research: You have probably heard the phrase that when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. Assumed value is no different and can come with tricky nuances. When these are not researched, unknown bug hatches. Ignorance: Someone realizes the "implementation is wrong" at release time, even though the expected behavior was not specified! Sound familiar? T...
How Software Bugs Happen

How Software Bugs Happen

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To find software bugs is the main aim of testing. And doing something about it follows. However, this is a tedious task. How do software bugs happen, anyway? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mz1estA4MA Tight Development Schedule In the fast-moving world, stakeholders want new things implemented before the competitors implement it. To develop and test applications with a tight schedule has an impact on the quality of the project and cause to introduce defects in the app. It is not a good thing to develop under impossible release schedules with inadequate or limited resources. It can create an adverse impact on the product. Many times, developers do not get enough time to design, develop and unit tested the application in a dev environment. Hence, before moving to a tester’s plat
Effects of Bad Bug Reports

Effects of Bad Bug Reports

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Bad bug reports happen to the best of us, and, unfortunately, they can happen often.  Software bugs are the lifeblood of a beta test. And it is what our clients want when you test a product. A bad bug is an issue that does not tell us anything. It raises more questions than it answers and consumes a lot of our time as we try to determine what you are trying to tell it. This slows down the test and keeps us from getting your feedback to the client.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoohdktgGwY Why Bug Reports Turn Bad There are several reasons why bag reports turn bad. Therefore, testers must avoid these to prevent ending up with a bad bug report. Incomplete If you happen to come across a unique bug, for instance, Share as much as you can about the issue. Giv...