All software and applications are bound to have a few bugs in them. Understanding those bugs is key to improving your software and preventing similar issues from arising once again. Bug reproduction is one method towards doing so. Read on to learn more:
Bug reproduction, or issue reproduction, is exactly as it sounds—it involves a software tester reproducing the bug in your software. They replicate the exact scenario that caused the bug to appear, and then determine how it affects your software.
Why would you reproduce a bug?
So, what’s the point of reproducing a bug? Simply put, bug reproduction allows QA testers to better understand the bug and what went wrong. Finding a bug is only one-half of the equation—you have to understand why and how it appeared before you can even begin to fix it. By reproducing the issue, your tester will understand each and every factor that allowed this bug to appear in the first place. Working with the developers, they can then take the necessary steps in fixing and preventing that problem from ever occurring again.
Can all bugs be reproduced?
No. While a number of bugs can be reproduced, there are also many that cannot. These are called non-reproducible bugs, and they can typically only be triggered at a particular time or by a specific action. It is not impossible to reproduce non-reproducible bugs, but it is extremely difficult, and fixing them is often a time-consuming task.
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