To move forward you must learn from your mistakes

Programming and Testing tips:

A major concept of the PSP (Personal Software Process) is to learn from your mistakes.

As a developer you should learn from your bugs :
– why did you miss them
– what to do next time to avoid those bugs

As a tester you should also learn from bugs :
If you’re the one who discovered the bug
– Try to understand why the developer missed this bug. is it one time bug for him/her or is there a chance every developer might do the same mistake. If that’s the case, then make a list of things to look for in future project (i.e. document your experience about finding bugs)
– Try to understand is it a project issue, HW issue or an OS issue.

If someone else discovered the bug in your area
– why did you miss them
– what to do next time to avoid those bugs

also it’s a good practice to browse your bug DB to learn about other people bugs

Otherwise, we’ll be going in circles learning nothing from our mistakes and never step forward to advanced our skills

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