There are 1/4 million 911 calls placed in the United States every day and most of them get through. So the System Works pretty well. However, it can be stressful and even frightening when someone calls 911 and no one picks up on the other end. Such problems have happened in both Denver and Dallas.
In recent times we've seen a significant increase in car recalls across the globe. The different products and parts which have been affected range from airbags, to towbars, seat belts to faulty fuel lines. The most recent recall and largest of our time was Honda in 2014 which recalled 5.4million cars and for airbags with the company fined $70 million. What’s amazing about recalls is that many have been software glitches.
Bug tracking doesn't end with release of the application. It is a fundamental part of the application's life cycle. This is true regardless of when the defect is tracked or when the bug is noticed for the first time and there are certain fundamentals which must be understood in order to make bug tracking an efficient process.
Every now and then, there arrives an idea whose time has come. DevOps is such an idea. But, it didn’t look that way at first. Yet, DevOps has taken off in only a few years to become a major influence on software development and deployment. And it has, through its use of infrastructure as code, greatly sped up the development cycle.
There is no doubt that software is continuing to eat the world, becoming a ubiquitous part of everything we do. From manufacturing and agriculture, to retail to travel, our global interconnectively means that the risk of technology and software failure is ever present. And the impact of that failure can go way beyond money, sometimes costing lives.
There’s no question we are more connected to software and digital products and services in our everyday lives than ever before. Organisations are moving customer engagement onto a single pane of glass, and in some cases, are taking their bricks and mortar business into digital.
The reality is all software has defects, either; “known defects” or “yet to be discovered defects.” With that said, defects do slip into the production for various reasons and quite often the quality of the release depends on skill levels of the team, tight timelines, and ever changing stories or requirements. The fact remains that defects found in production cause substantially more damage to the bottom line and business reputation.