From relays to smart phones
Human race has taken tremendous leaps in recent years and technology is changing our lives. What is once known as hot new stuff becomes obsolete in only a few years. Relay-based computers have transformed to many shapes and now are packaged in smart phones chips in around 60 odd years. But one thing has not changed: all of them have bugs.
My tester blogger friend nerdet reminds us that today is the day when the first software bug was captured. Read more details on the link but that happened in late 1940s and you’d imagine that with so many advancements in technology, bugs should be fading. But that seems not the case.
A few months ago, I mentioned how easy it is to find bugs on internet and estimated that you need 5 minutes of browsing to catch a bug. Now as all of us are switching to smart phones and the amazing ‘app’ world, we are witnessing even shorter development cycles and even lesser time to find a bug.
Another tester friend Amjad sent me yesterday this bug in Wifi Transfer app. This is so obvious that if you have worked on this app for 2 minutes, you’d have found it. It is even interesting that their Google Play page also have the same error:
This time around I’m thinking to bit nice to those who have bugs rather than just making fun of them in public. So I am sending an email to the producers of the app mentioning the defect. Let’s see how they react.
Do you agree that the app world is even buggier than the earlier worlds? Do you have some stories to share?