Tips and Tricks to Detect “Difficult” Bugs

Tips and Tricks to Detect “Difficult” Bugs
August 04 13:54 2015 Print This Article

Each team member in the software testing company should obligatorily make his mind to discover a bug in the program or application.

Most often the especially appreciated for testers are those bugs, which lead to the system crash or blocking. But trying to detect only such bugs and errors is not the entirely correct approach. It will be much more efficient while performing, for example, functional testing or usability testing, to search for a bug that is not so easy to find, and this bug is not necessarily to be critical or to cause the system’s crash.

It should be taken into account that the detection of inaccessible bugs is more valued by customers, but it is not the only benefit of such an approach – tester gets much more positive emotions, when he realizes that he has shown more professionalism and thoughtfulness in his work. Most of these difficult bugs can be detected by performing manual testing, although during automated testing the similar cases can also be found.

6 Recommendations for Detection of “Difficult” Bugs:

  1. After completing all the planned test cases there is a need to allocate some time to test the system functionality randomly, trying to create some unusual situations or behaviors.
  2. Using the test cases, which were applied for the previous projects similar by the basic idea or functionality.
  3. Careful preparation of the test data, including test cases.
  4. Careful examination and gaining an understanding of the application as a whole.
  5. Adding to the ordinary process of manual testing the elements of stress testing.
  6. Paying more attention to the software functions that may be most at risk.

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