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7 Types of Software Errors That Every Tester Should Know

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by , 05-03-2016 at 12:57 AM (216 Views)
It’s time again for a post on software testing basics. This post is on types of software errors that every testers should know.Software bugs are of many types. A bug is a bug no matter what. But sometimes, it is important to understand the nature, its implications and the cause to process it better.This helps for faster reaction and most importantly, appropriate reaction.In this article, we will be discussing common kinds of software errors and how to identify them during testing with some examples and simple exercises. Let us start by defining software error and bugs.

Common Categories of Software Errors:

#1 ) Functionality Errors:

Functionality is a way the software is intended to behave. Software has a functionality error if something that you expect it to do is hard, awkward, confusing, or impossible.

#2 ) Communication Errors:

These errors occur in communication from software to end-user.

#3 ) Missing command errors:

This happens to occur when an expected command is missing.

#4 ) Syntactic Error:

Syntactic errors are misspelled words or grammatically incorrect sentences and are very evident while testing software GUI. Please note that we are NOT referring to syntax errors in code. The compiler will warn the developer about any syntax errors that occur in the code

#5 ) Error handling errors:

Any errors that occur while the user is interacting with the software needs to be handled in a clear and meaningful manner. If not, it is called as an Error Handling Error.

#6 ) Calculation Errors:

These errors occur due to any of the following reasons:
•Bad logic
•Incorrect formulae
•Data type mismatch
•Coding errors
•Function call issues , etc.

#7 ) Control flow errors:

The control flow of a software describes what it will do next and on what condition.
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    I like the details which you gave happy for the help
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    Any post on [B]mobile app testing[/B]? I'm using Native Script, so probably there are particular common issues. :confused:
    Thanks in advance! [url=http://webcreek.com/2016/04/08/what-is-nativescript/]What is NativeScript? - Webcreek[/url]

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