If you are constantly releasing buggy software, then it’s going to hurt your reputation. There are thousands of developers out there who are waiting for the chance to take your spot and steal your customers. It’s vital to release software that functions perfectly with no major bugs or errors.
Everybody hates bugs. As a developer, it’s almost impossible to create an initial release that’s completely bug-free. Within tens of thousands of lines of code, there’s bound to be a few small errors. Most of the time, these are just small syntax errors that the compiler simply can’t understand and are usually easy fixes.
Sometimes the errors are deeper and lie within the methods themselves. These will usually need a full edit. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to prevent bugs in your future software releases.
Make a checklist
Before you release any software, you should make sure that you have all of your bases covered. The easiest way to do this is to create a code review checklist. Make sure that it details every aspect that needs to be covered by the software, and that every member of your team goes over it to ensure that know exactly what their code needs to include.
Most languages offer built-in testing software. This is easy to implement into your code editors and framework. It will require you to do more coding as you will have to write most of the tests yourself, but it will be able to catch most bugs while you’re still in the development process. Implementing a test-driven development system into your software company will greatly decrease the chances of releasing buggy software.
Double-check Your syntax
The majority of small bugs are the result of small syntax errors. When you run your code tests, they will usually point you to the line that is experiencing issues. Comb through it with a close eye and fix the problems. Most of the time it’s just a missing semicolon or a misspelled word.
Calibrate your compiler
Some bugs have nothing to do with your actual code and are the result of your compiler running into errors. Make sure that the compiler you’re using is calibrated for the specific languages that you’re using and that it has the latest update. If you are constantly releasing buggy software despite careful testing, then you may need to consider changing your compiler.
Fully test your software
This should go without saying. After you compile your program and before you release it to the public, you need to test it personally. The more people that you can get to test your software, the better. Encourage your employees to fully test the functionality, and give out free beta versions to willing customers. Listen to their feedback and make improvements where necessary.
There you have it! If you and your business implement some of these basic steps into your development process, then you’ll be able to greatly cut down on the number of buggy releases. You will have happy customers, and your reputation will soar.
REE Reflects on ESG Recovery at its 2021 Sustainability Workshops
The Red Electrica Group is initiating a new line of action in four major critical areas. The first is the...
Nigeria Launches eNaira After One-Month Delay
CBDCs work just like the money people see in their bank accounts. The central bank will have complete control over...
DIAFASUD: An Initiative of the Burkinabe Diaspora in the US to Contribute to Africa’s Development
The Diaspora for the Sustainable Development of Africa (DIAFASUD) is the new NGO that was officially presented to the Burkinabe...
How Speculative Profit-Taking is Affecting the Prices of Vegetable Oils Futures
World vegetable oils prices were higher last week, but the markets came off the highs late in the week on...
Extremadura Subsidizes R&D&I Projects for Covid-19 Containment with €3 million
As a whole, with the resolution of the two calls that have been approved for the sanitary containment of the...
Cannabis2 weeks ago
ArgenCann Will Be Part of Expo Cannabis 2021
Crypto2 weeks ago
Filecoin Price Forecast: FIL Could Soon Increase by 18%
Featured2 weeks ago
Rice Demand Was Improved Last Week Over the Previous Week
Business2 weeks ago
Augmented Reality Investment Is Heating Up: Magic Leap, XRApplied