Posts tagged Software Development
For years I was a proponent of bug/issue management systems and worked with open systems like Jira or Bugzilla and also with a lot of proprietary systems. Iâ€™ve used these systems during the development and production/ support phase of the products. Every time I use these systems I spend too much time registering, evaluating and sorting issues. At the end of the project I always get stuck with a dozen of unspecified issues with a vague status. Why is this? Bug tracking systems are not bad. The entire process of registering and tracking bugs is wrong.
What the most effective thing to do when you discover a bug? Registered the bug in a system and track it? Does this solve the bug? It doesnâ€™t. Â You should be busy resolving the bug, not administrating and tacking it!
When developing or testing your web application, you often have to support different browsers and versions. On Window machines testing for different versions of Firefox, Opera and Chrome is not a real problem as these browsers all allow you to install different versions on one machine. Only Internet Explorer (IE) is always a bit more difficult, because it’s integrated in the OS (Windows) of the machine. This mostly ends up installing multiple IE versions on multiple (virtual) machines, which is not a nice way of working when developing. Can we do this different and easier? Yes, we can!
Update (4-4-2012): IETester now supports IE 5.5 up to IE 10!