By Ray Parker
Application development is not an easy task and, in particular, managing software releases according to customer expectations is very difficult. Software testing companies deploy different strategies to improve the quality of software while ensuring that it provides a flawless user experience. It’s here that bug management tools are used and contribute to quality improvement. Bug tracking tools are useful for managing the entire workflow of bugs appearing in the application during the testing process. Bugs or errors are the only way to understand why an application is not working properly.
There’s a lot of pressure on developers to make sure an app’s performance is up to snuff. Choosing an effective issue tracker is important for analyzing all product features and effectively dealing with any bugs as they appear during testing. Thus, all team members are responsible for tracking bugs and reporting them in the system. A good bug report allows all involved stakeholders to see what kind of bugs are appearing in the system and the respective measures to prevent them from happening again.
We can clearly see that organizations derive maximum benefit from these tools and they enable them to track down bugs and manage them effectively. Development teams choose defect tracking tools that have a friendly user interface and provide better results for bug reports. Standard reporting features include error snapshots, assigning tasks to developers, and setting priority levels. There is a comprehensive work log in the system which can be used to generate useful reports on team performance. In the future, issue trackers will offer more customizable features and powerful integration with other applications where available.
Defect tracking tools will be more centralized in the future. This will allow software vendors and enterprises to combine their efforts and get the most out of bug tracking systems.
Visual feedback is another feature that can be added to issue trackers. Instead of writing bug reports, there will be a visual display of the results. A single snapshot will also serve the purpose well.
In the future, more areas of issue trackers will be automated, which means manual testing efforts will be minimized. Bugs will be automatically reported, assigned and fixed. Less human intervention will be required, allowing testers to focus on software quality.
Since software and applications are becoming complex day by day due to increasing demands from customers, too many interfaces confuse users. This is where software developers and testers shift their efforts to make maximum use of the features of these tools.
Without these tools, software testing companies cannot survive. Organizations use one or a combination of two tools that work best for them based on their specific needs.
Authors biography :
Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant who has a knack for writing about the latest in technology, quality assurance, software development, and travel. With a decade of experience in the tech industry, Ray now works out of his New York office.