“Defect-free Software does not exist”
– Wietse Venema (Dutch Programmer)
That’s very much true. The mistakes unknowingly committed by programmer while coding are known as bugs. Hence, it is impossible for a bug-free software to exist. The duty of the Software tester is to test the software and file those bug.
If you have some free time, you can test any open source software and file bugs.
Hold on!!! How will you report those bugs to those organizations ? You will mail them ? Report it on GitHub ?
No, that’s not a correct procedure to the file bugs!
We have Bugzilla – it’s a web-based general purpose bug-tracker and testing tool originally developed and used by the Mozilla project.
On 15th March, 2015
It was time for me to share my knowledge about Bugzilla along with Abhiram and Abhishek at MozSpaceBLR (Mozilla – Bangalore Community Space). Abhiram was the one who taught us to file bugs on bugzilla at FSMK office during FOSS Contribution drive (month of january). Since I knew the professional way of filing bugs, I started to test the software regularly and file the bugs.
At 5:00 p.m all the FSAs and other students who were interested in this session arrived at MozSpace. Abhiram started the session by giving an introduction to BMO. He highlighted about Bug Bounty Program which was the most interesting part. After understanding How exactly the Bugzilla works it was time for us to start testing the software and look for bugs. 😀
Before that Abhishek helped them in installing the Firefox Nightly browser on there systems. Firefox Nightly is a browser which gets updated every single night. After installing the browser we created a new test profile to start testing it.
I showed them the demo of few bugs which I had filed it few weeks before, along with it I even explained the procedure to file a bug not only for the Firefox browser but also for the other products/components/services of the Mozilla. After this, everyone in the room started to make their hands dirty just to search for bugs. It’s not so easy to find bugs. You need be very innovative, like me. 😛
Since Galaxy said those who find bugs would get a Firefox badge the we all started to stare at our laptop screen seriously to find bugs. 😀
Just some of them were successful in filing the bugs. But, at the end we all got the badges! Hurray!!
Photos of this sessions are here : Bugzilla sessions’s photos