WTA-66: Bug Rehabilitation

WTA-66: Bug Rehabilitation

WTA-66: Bug Rehabilitation

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PDT
Facilitators: Albert Gareev and Michael Larsen

Purpose:

Software Testers and Bugs go hand in hand. It’s what we find, it’s what we file, it’s what we fight to see get fixed.

Broad Question: What makes for a good bug report?
Broader Question: How can we review existing bug reports and help make them better?

If this sounds like a topic you’d like to discuss and get some practice working with, we will be examining the Mozilla Foundation bug database. We will take several example bugs and discuss the positives and negatives, but more important, how we can make the bug reports better, and possibly help get those bugs fixed (as this is a real bug tracking system and real issues that can be enhanced).

Online Logistics:

To participate in this WTA session, send us an email (WTAmericas AT gmail DOT com) and/or send a contact request to Skype ID “WeekendTestersAmericas”). Once you indicate you wish to participate, we will add your Skype ID to the session setup.

The day of the session, please contact us 20 minutes prior to the start of the session, so that we can add you to the group (if you email or Skype us in advance, we will add you based on that RSVP).

About the Author

I’m a software tester working with Socialtext in Palo Alto, CA. I have worked in a number of different fields and in a number of different capacities. I started my testing career in March of 1991. I am co-founder and primary facilitator for Weekend Testing Americas. I am a black-belt in the Miagi-do School of Software Testing, a member and Teacher in the Association for Software Testing, and the producer of Software Test Professionals' "This Week in Software Testing" podcast (now on hiatus).