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Have you ever thought why a bug may be missed and how to respond to this situation?  Read the following to find the answers to this question.

1. It is just hidden in plain sight.

Actually, although some bugs are right before our eyes we happen to miss them therefore they the most annoying and frustrating ones. Resorting to relevant quality assured services you have a good chance to protect yourself from missing some bugs.

The bugs hiding in plain view may be missed since we get used to looking at own application.

How to deal with it: These types of “D’oh!” bugs are good because they remind us that the new look at our application is very significant. When performing tests, do prevent yourself from staring at something through habit. Be much attentive to details and try to put yourself into a new user’s place.

2. It was not sufficient time for testing that resulted in intentional skipping of the area.

You yourself are likely to have heard this more than once: everything cannot be tested due to permanent lack of sufficient time and resources. This statement may be truthful despite the length of your release cycle.

According to this, never forget that your testing is to be a priority. If covering a probable scenario is a problem for you, something is got to give. If you get determined to forgo testing a functional area due to seemingly low risk it may lead to missing of some bugs present in this code.

How to deal with it: in case this area of the application is skipped consciously, taking into account all possible risks, then all you have done is correct! On discovering the problem, you need to get your bug report filed and carry on.

By the way, functional testing services are carried out to ensure that your software production is bug-free and can be published.

3. It was not sufficient time for testing that resulted in accidental skipping of the area.

Not always but sometimes it does not matter much what our own organization is as well as the duration of testing time for a given area of the application to know when it is off.

When a peculiar feature of several features are tested, this process can end up time-consuming and more complex than expected, then we may arrive at the decision that there is an accidental fall of the others meant to be covered. Suddenly, we are short of testing time with bugs left dwelling within an untested code.

How to deal with it: there must be transparency in respect of testing progress, concerns arising during it and priority changes. If you fail in getting something timely, negotiate with your teammates about this.

4. Despite the discovery it was very expensive to fix there and then.

It is necessary to consider all sorts of factors if you decide to live with a promotion or forego – the factors that influence the users and the team itself, and reputation of the company. Basically, a release is worth pushing out sometimes even with a known bug or a couple of bugs.

How to deal with it: you must give as good feedback as you can during testing process and share it often and early. Your testing notes should be concise and clear but your bug reports should be done so as to allow the developer to resolve the rest of issues in case the final decision consists in releasing with bugs.

NB. Software development quality assurance is necessary for provision of in-depth coverage of the most important  issues, concepts, technologies in software. It usually performed under guidance of testers, product managers and developers.  

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