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    bug vs defect

    Hi,

    what is the difference between bug and defect.

    Avinash A

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    Re: bug vs defect

    In my organization there isn't. A lot of terms are defined within an organization and aren't standard. That being said, I don't think I've seen these be different things....

    I'm curious if others have?

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    Re: bug vs defect

    See this recent blog

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    Re: bug vs defect

    Very often, defect in software is also called "bug".

    Please see Software Bug in the Wikipedia for origin of the term "Bug".

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    Re: bug vs defect

    I don't really think that there is a difference.

    you might draw the line between an issue with the requirement (defect) prior to development, or an issue that just comes up during testing. But even that line is not always drawn. Not least because some people say that...

    ...a defect sounds nicer then a bug in regards to the reporting of one.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: bug vs defect

    Dear Alexx,

    Like I said, defect in software is also called "bug". Please follow the link in my previous posting if you are interested in the origin of the term "bug".

    When it comes to terms, I tend to start from the basic, i.e. the explanation from dictionary. We can redefine meaning of words to satisfy what we want. But, English words have their meanings. Based on these meanings, we communicate. Going too far could cause confusion and mis-understanding.

    According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, issue means "a subject or problem which people are thinking or talking about". Based on this meaning, issue means much more than just defect or error or "bug" or whatever you like to call it.

    When the term "issue" is used in the context of a product, it could be:
    1. Fault report of the product;
    2. Problem in the product;
    3. Defect in the product;
    4. Change request to the product;
    5. Service request related to the product;
    and the list can go on.
    (More discussion in "What are the Types of Issue?")

    Back to the original question, I consider "defect", "error", "bug" are the same and interchangeable. Since IT terminology getting into our everyday living, the term "bug" crawls into our daily vocabulary. Therefore, defect in other things, especially IT related things, are very often called "bug". Therefore, defect in requirements, design, etc is very often called "bug".

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    Re: bug vs defect

    bug and defect---they both are same buddy!
    [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    but there is a difference between an issue and a bug.. can you tell what is the difference? [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: bug vs defect

    [ QUOTE ]

    but there is a difference between an issue and a bug.. can you tell what is the difference? [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


    [/ QUOTE ]

    I cannot, tinkerb. Can you tell all of us about that difference. I know you already know the answer. So, why kept waiting showing off your knowledge? Share it!

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    Re: bug vs defect

    Please check my posting on Oct 2, 2008.

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    Re: bug vs defect

    As has been said, it depends. Each company defines them differently, its the sad part about having no standard definitions in an industry.
    - M

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    "So as I struggle with this issue I am confronted with the reality that noting is perfect."
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