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Too Many Bugs, Not Enough Developers

There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final.

More software testing words of wisdom from my fortune cookie. Like the last one I blogged about, this quote captures a fundamental truth about the testing profession: Many of the bugs you find will never be fixed.

This blog post helps explain why:

“We live in a world where there just aren’t enough software developers. No matter what stage of development you may be at, your team could always use just a few more developers to build that great feature marketing wants, fix that extra bug that’s been nagging technical support, help build some tools so that software development can work more efficiently, etc. But sadly, we live in a world of constraints and that means that the marginal cost of any investment has to be paired with the marginal benefit it will bring.

To  improve this situation (that is, getting more of your bugs fixed) it would be wise to consider this recent piece of advice from uTester Joseph Ours: Change the way you report bugs.

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More Stories By Jennifer Moebius

Jennifer Moebius, Public Relations Manager at uTest, champions media efforts, analyst relations and speaking/awards programs. A media maven and creative writer, Jennifer’s accomplishments include feature articles in BusinessWeek, Fortune, Dow Jones, The New York Times and Investor’s Business Daily. Prior to uTest, Jennifer was Senior Account Executive at boutique PR firm Emerge Public Relations where she managed PR programs for a variety of tech clients including Burton Group, Information Builders, Action Engine, Tizor Systems, good2gether and Harvard Business Publishing.

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