How to Reproduce Unreproducible Bug?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | March 28, 2014 10:00 am

Intermittent and unreproducible software bugs complicate work of testers. The most sophisticated intermittent errors usually occur in course of mobile application testing.

As a rule, few defects can be unreproducible for a skilled, experienced tester, but searching for explanation and steps to reproduce for an intermittent error can be quite a difficult task for a novice tester.

However some software bugs found during web, desktop or mobile testing are hard to reproduce and to explain even for software testing experts. In this case a software testing company recommends its testers to reconsider their work and try to look at the situation with a fresh perspective.

When it Seems Impossible to Reproduce an Error it is Needed:

It is also helpful to utilize some investigative methods performing software testing. One of them assumes add or exclude one or several factors at a time and see how this influences frequency of the intermittent defect occurrence.

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Endnotes:
  1. Peculiarities of Software Bug Reproducibility: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2014/03/14/what-are-peculiarities-of-software-bugs-reproducibility/
  2. What is the price of a software bug?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/03/31/what-tester-does/
  3. What Is the Biggest Bug Producer?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/03/30/biggest-bug-producer/
  4. A Formal Definition of Software Bug: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/03/29/software-bug-definition/
  5. How a Software Bug Can be Called?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/03/28/possible-bug-names/

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