By Ray Parker
Developing applications is not an easy task and especially managing software releases according to customer expectations is very challenging. Software testing companies deploy different strategies to improve software quality while making sure they provide a flawless user experience. This is where bug management tools come in use and aid in improving quality. Bug tracking tools are useful in managing all the workflow of bugs appearing in the application during the testing process. Bugs or errors are the only way to understand why an application is not working properly.
There is a lot of pressure on the developers to ensure that an application’s performance is up to the mark. Choosing an effective issue tracking tool is important to analyze all features of a product and handle all the bugs efficiently as soon as they appear while testing. Thus, all team members are responsible for tracking bugs and reporting them into the system. A good bug report allows all the involved stakeholders to view what sort of bugs pop up in the system and the respective measures to avoid them from reoccurring.
We can clearly see that organizations are utilizing maximum benefits from these tools and they allow them to track down bugs and manage them efficiently. Development teams choose defect tracking tools that have a friendly user interface and provide better results for bug reporting. The standard reporting features include snapshots of errors, assigning tasks to developers and setting priority levels. There is a complete work log in the system that can be used for generating useful reports about team performance. The issue tracking tools in the future will offer more customizable features and powerful integration with other applications, where required.
Defect tracking tools will be more centralized in the future. It will allow software companies and businesses to combine their efforts and make the best out of bug tracking systems.
Visual feedback is another feature that can be added to issue tracking tools. Instead of writing bug reports, there will be a visual display of the results. A single snapshot will also serve the purpose well.
In the future, more areas of the issue tracking tools will be automated, which means that manual testing efforts will be minimized. The bugs will be automatically reported, assigned and rectified. Less human intervention will be required, allowing testers to focus on software quality.
Since software and applications are getting complex day by day due to the increasing customer demands, too many interfaces confuse the users. This is where software developers and testers are shifting their efforts to utilize maximum functionality of these tools.
Without these tools, software testing companies cannot survive. Organizations use one or a combination of two tools that suit them best according to their exact requirements.
Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant with a knack for writing about the latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development and travel. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, Ray now dabbles out of his New York office.