The testers should catch the bugs in software that they’re testing. Testers should try to catch as several vital bugs as soon as possible. Catching the crucial bug earlier on Product-Life-Cycle can save the Projects from financial losses & mitigate the risks as compared for catching the same at a later stage in SDLC.
Steps to hunt the bugs:
Sometimes it’s useful to break the rules:
The following test cases, which were predefined a tester can miss the bugs so it makes it impossible’s to provide the product i.e. 100 percent bug free. If you-follow pre-determined test cases you risks becoming blind to outside the bugs. A first secret is to check the functionality under the test. It’ll be an effective channel to discover the more bugs, because functionality is not generally covered by the test cases.
Examine the patterns:
You might have noticed that the bugs can be often met in the groups, one can call them-gregarious. The testing a new but the similar functionality you should turn to the previous testing ideas or decisions. It is also a better advice to note the test ideas that’ve already helped you in the bugs fixing.
Bring the bug to its knees:
Don’t be in a hurry for log the bug you’ve found in your bug-report. It can be just the start. Bug indicates software loose the link. Feeding the huge number of insane-inputs, firing up the data of inputs, reducing the system resources you can soon the witness presence of another earlier bug.
Listen for the footsteps of approaching the bug:
This enables to hear the several background-sounds. It helps in couple of fronts. In such path you’ll be able to hear the warning messages, error-boxes and etc. which can’t appear at your screen for few reasons but be witnesses of the bug’s presence.
Two heads’re better than one:
By a tester is required to be full of ideas’, nevertheless there can be the cases when a tester has no one for un-cover bugs. It’s time for ask your colleagues to help. Testing-together at same time and it helps generate the new testing ideas. The other plus of the pair testing is that you work more intently having a feeling of being watched. But the collaboration which lasts to a long time can lead for tunnel vision.