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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...
Why Software Bugs Exist

Why Software Bugs Exist

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Have you ever heard of the phrase, "Don't let the bedbugs bite"? I know most of you did. But did you know that bugs are not just around us, creeping during the day and night? Such a thing is also present in software and we call them Software Bugs. So the question is, why do software bugs exist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LPC8baMPJM What are Software Bugs Software bugs are malicious flaws when it comes to software or a program. This means having inaccurate or undesired results during software testing and usage. Such bugs tend to make applications or programs crash and unresponsive. These errors make the said program malfunction. But what is the reason why software has these bugs? Where do they come from? Why Software Have Bugs The most common reason for this ...
What Is Bug Fix

What Is Bug Fix

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A bug fix is a change to a system or product. A bug fix or program temporary fix (PTF) is designed to handle a programming bug or glitch. Many different types of programming bugs that create errors with system implementation may require specific bug fixes that are successfully resolved by a development or other IT team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc2c9cWzHj8 Explaining Bug Fix Bug fixes also may be used in specific company protocols for identifying and fixing bugs. For example, IBM inform development teams about bugs through an authorized program analysis report (APAR). The bug fix is issued when the bug has been fixed and represents an effective resolution to the problem. One of the most common applications of bug fixes is a technical protocol...
Software Bugs, Errors, And Defects

Software Bugs, Errors, And Defects

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Bugs, errors, and defects may all be found on software. These are what we call "failures" and affect the functionality of software. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53braDId-RQ Software Bugs If testers find any mismatch in the application/system in testing phase then they call it as Bug. A software bug is a problem causing a program to crash or produce invalid output. A bug can be an error, mistake, defect or fault, which may cause failure or deviation from expected results. Most bugs are due to human errors in source code or its design. Software Bugs Explained Some bugs might not have serious effects on the functionality of the program and may remain undetected for a long time. Another category of bugs called security bugs may allow a malicio...
Software Defects In-Depth

Software Defects In-Depth

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A Software defect or bug is a condition in a software product which does not meet a software requirement or end-user expectation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSw_PH_cXGs What is a Software Defect A software bug or defect arises when the expected result do not match with the actual results. It can also be error, flaw, failure, or fault in a computer program. Most bugs arise from mistakes and errors made by developers, architects. Common Types of Defects Arithmetic Defects It include the defects made by the developer in some arithmetic expression or mistake in finding solution of such arithmetic expression. This type of defects are basically made by the programmer due to access work or less knowledge. Logical Defects Logical d
Life Cycle Of Software Bugs

Life Cycle Of Software Bugs

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Defect life cycle is also known as Bug Life cycle It is the journey of a defect cycle, which a defect goes through during its lifetime. It varies from organization to organization. And also from project to project as it is governed by the software testing process. It also depends upon the tools used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZGDyFPHFMw Bug Life Cycle Status The number of states that a defect goes through varies from project to project. Below life cycle diagram, covers all possible states. New When a new defect is logged and posted for the first time. It is assigned a status as NEW. Assigned Once the bug is posted by the tester, the lead of the tester approves the bug and assigns the bug to the developer team. Open ...