Software QA Consulting Services: The Essence of Debugging Process
Mastering technology is the first big step on the way to dealing with serious software errors.
It has been difficult to define a process that works well for all kinds of errors, even for “glitches” (which seem to fall from the Moon and have no explanation). Given the practical experience and conversations with colleagues, one dedicated debugging specialist eventually understood how debugging appeared to have been useful and then he developed a solid understanding of how to approach ‘debugging’, in the same manner, as all great programmers intuitively do, unlike the less experienced (or simply weak) ones who often find the approach to debugging quite odd rather than obvious.
In order to implement a strategy of debugging, you do not need to be a brain surgeon but only have specialized tools at hand. The most difficult thing is to begin implementing debugging every time, when the debug session starts. Here are 9 steps related to effective approach to debugging. You are welcome to consider software qa consulting services in order to improve your product’s quality and, as a result, meet needs of your customers.
Step 1. Reproduce the error.
Step 2. Describe the error.
Step 3. Always assume that you might have made the error.
Step 4. Divide and govern (idiom).
Step 5. Think creatively.
Step 6. Acquire more great tools for debugging.
Step 7. Start intensive debugging.
Step 8. Make sure that the error has been corrected.
Step 9. Learn and share your knowledge with someone.
Depending on the error, you can completely skip some steps if the problem and the place of its occurrence are quite obvious. You should always start from step 1 and get through step 2. However, somewhere between steps 3 and 7, you can find a solution to your problem and finally fix the error. In such cases, after correcting the error, move on to step 8 to check the corrections made to the program. QA and testing services are necessary to improve app quality, app security and time-to-market …
Let us consider Step 1
Reproduce the error
Error reproduction is the most critical step in the debugging process. Sometimes it is difficult or even impossible to playback an error, but you may not eliminate the error without repeating it. Trying to repeat the error, you are likely to run to extremes. If you are experiencing synchronization problems, you may need to take some action to load the same tasks to repeat the situation in which the error occurred. Any errors can be identified through application testing services rendered by highly qualified and experienced Ukrainian testers.