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The Severity of Bugs: Are We Doomed?

Everyone hates software bugs. Developers hate them in their code and consumers hate them in their products. Luckily, companies like Inflectra have software testing solutions available. Here are some facts about bugs.

  • The US economy loses over $60 billion annually—the size of Puerto Rico’s GDP—fixing software bugs
  • To fix a bug during QA costs more than 7 times the amount to fix during developer coding
  • Waterfall software development model was introduced in the 1970 as a way to minimize bugs, but the author himself noted it as being a flawed, non-working model
  • The way we’ve been preventing bugs is wrong and costly, and developers needed a way to define better methods and practices to make their software work. Thankfully, Agile development practices were developed starting in 2001 with the Agile Manifesto; also introducing the idea of Unit Testing
  • Agile projects are statistically 300% more successful than non-Agile projects.
  • Unit Testing, and other forms of developer testing, is much more cost-effective than QA teams and allow for faster time to market.

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