Tag Archives: Bugs

Lessons I Learned as a Tester, 5: It’s not a Feature, it’s a Bug: Fixing Bugs Your Users Enjoy

Some bugs, even quite severe ones, can seem to your users like very nice features. Bugs that are likely to reach this status are those that make work smoother at the expense of security (for example, not enforcing part of … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, QA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Glossing Over the UX: Why Do so Many UX Bugs Get Past the QA?

Some bugs are a work of art. Consider a login page I encountered a few weeks ago. Two fields, one Submit button – so far so obvious. But above the button was the text “Do not press Enter to log … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, QA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Are you Managing the Product or its Quality?

As a lead tester, you fall somewhere on a scale between being completely passive about bug fixes and being in complete control of them. If you are completely passive, you are managing neither the product nor its quality. If you … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, QA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Working With Known Bugs

There are two types of known bugs in the world. The “official” known bugs – those that are known to the Head of QA and the Head of Development – and the “unofficial” known bugs, those that are known to … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, QA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to Improve Your Bug Reports

There are days when your bug reports are the only communication a programmer receives from the outside world (ignoring e-mails, chats, Facebook, Twitter and mobile texting); make them count.

Posted in Articles, QA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment