What Are Peculiarities of Software Bugs Reproducibility?

What Are Peculiarities of Software Bugs Reproducibility?
March 14 10:00 2014 Print This Article

There are no doubts that bug reports represent results of a web site testing, a desktop testing or a mobile application testing and demonstrate skills and competence of the testers who performed the works.

So, ability to write appropriate bug reports is of outmost importance for every software tester. In order to create understandable and useful error reports it is necessary to check and to think over some issues.

Before logging in an error it is necessary to make sure that it can be reproduced by other people by means of executing the steps to reproduce. Otherwise the software engineers will redirect the error back because the issue cannot be repeated.

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If many bug reports of a tester are sent back because the errors cannot be reproduced it means that the tester is not good at writing bug reports. A software testing company would advise him or her to attend some courses or learn in other way how to make up bug reports properly.

A software testing company often advises its testers to repeat the error three times before reporting it.

A Defect Can be Reproduced:

  • Every time when steps to reproduce it are executed. Most of defects can be easily repeated if the steps to reproduce are well thought out and correct.
  • Once in several attempts. In this case the defect should be marked as intermittent and one should indicate the approximate ratio of successful and unsuccessful attempts. Such cases sometimes happen during functional testing.

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