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Making the invisible visible since 1987

March, 2009

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    JakeBrake's Favorite Bug

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    I refer to years ago where a major "production" defect in a networked military tactical data system - a system linking all the armed forces together. This high-visibility critical/major defect would blind all linked users by effectively wiping out all...
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    Cathy McBride's Favorite Bug

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    A number of years ago I was working with a development team that had been acquired by my company. They were very resistant to outside advice or direction and I am a tester. Thus we butted heads from the very beginning. At one point in the madness to get...
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    Jonathan Kohl's Favorite Bug

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    It's hard to pick a favorite, but this is a recent bug story: Report: customer support alerted the development team that several users were complaining about a recent release. Intermittently, the application would slow down to such a great extent...
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    Banking Expectations

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    For weeks now I have been seeing ads for a local bank. These ads consist of a vast expanse of white space disturbed only by the phrase "(This space intentionally left blank)". These ads baffled me. Yesterday, however, I realized that the last word in...
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    James W's Favorite Bug

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    I like the back and forth between QA and Dev with regards to whether or not a bug is worthy of their time to fix and that is the central theme to my favorite bug. We had an app that was getting blown up by a few different fonts. When dev pushed...
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    Gerald M. Weinberg's Favorite Bug

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    My favorite bug is also my first bug. It's my favorite because it started me on the road to learning the most important things about programming and testing. It was the first commercial program I had ever written--a pipeline network analyzer for...
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    Josh Poley's Favorite Bug

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    One of the interesting bugs I dealt with on the Xbox 360 wasn't very exciting from a "how found" perspective, but rather from the duration it was open and the edit history of it. In the very beginning of development for the console I was working on testing...
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