Benefits of a bug diary

Test engineers should maintain a personal bug diary and notes to gather the bugs that they come across during testing in their career. This will help in reproducing such scenario's during testing

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an application.

What to include in each entry:

  • Sl No.
  • Month & year
  • Type of product
  • Bug description
  • Idea that helped me/someone find this bug
  • Why did I feel happy finding this bug? / Why did I miss this bug?
  • What I learned from this bug


This was first published in January 2008

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