What are the qualities of a good software bug report?

What are the qualities of a good software bug report?
Anyone can write a Bug report. But not everyone can write an effective Bug report.
 
You should be able to distinguish between an average bug report and a good bug report. How to distinguish between a good and bad Bug Report? It’s very simple, apply the following characteristics and techniques to report a bug.
Characteristics and Techniques include
#1) Having a clearly specified Bug Number: Always assign a unique number to each bug report. This, in turn, will help you to identify the bug record. If you are using any automated bug-reporting tool then this unique number will be generated automatically each time while you report the bug.
Note the number and a brief description of each bug that you reported.
 
#2) Reproducible: If your bug is not reproducible, then it will never get fixed.
You should clearly mention the steps to reproduce the bug. Do not assume or skip any reproducing step. A bug which is described Step by step is easy to reproduce and fix.
 
#3) Be Specific: Do not write an essay about the problem.
Be Specific and to the point. Try to summarize the problem in minimum words yet in an effective way. Do not combine multiple problems even if they seem to be similar. Write different reports for each problem.
 
#4) Attachments: Screenshots, links and especially short videos are so helpful. If you’d be able to add such things to your report it’ll make your report clear and developer can find and fix the bug sooner and better. 
 
Tools for Software Bug Report:
 
For sending your report you can use Email, different project management tools like DevOps and Mojo helpdesk.

Example:


If you want to use Email as your reporting tool, please make sure to choose suitable subject for your Email. Good Email subject should give this information: 1. The project name, 2. That this Email is about a bug or an issue.                                                                                                                           
In the body of your Email, it’ll be useful, if you specify who (what role) tested the system and encountered the bug.


In other tools, depending on how the tool works, by observing the items mentioned in the previous section, you can report your bug well and follow the process.


Feuilleton: 
1.      You may also like: Azure DevOps: Quick Introduction and Azure DevOps: Bug Reporting
2.      Article help source: software testing help site


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