Brent’s Favorite Bug

This bug is my favorite mostly because of how my experience with it transformed my career. It was 1998. I was a middle manager for a platform called CDO, Collaboration Data Objects. The API’s were to allow Application Developers to build fantastic workflow tools on top on Exchange Server. The platform was available on client…

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JMike’s Favorite Bug

I found this bug while working as one of the first QA engineers at the MathWorks (makers of MATLAB and Simulink technical computing software) in the early 1990s. ANSI standard 754 mandates rounding and such behavior for real finite-precision floating-point arithmetic. But there is no standard — at least I can say for sure there…

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Mohan Sagar’s Favorite Bug

I am working as a SharePoint QA. We developed the Status Reports project. It is basically used to collect the weekly status for all the projects. You are allowed to submit the status for any project only if you are a member or owner of that particular project. Each project has a project category dropdown…

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John’s Favorite Bug

This particular one is more of a hardware defect than a software defect but it’s a good story nonetheless.   I was working at a major company that had just gotten into the PC business.  This was early in my career.  We had been shipped a prototype of their new computer that was about to…

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Denise Signer’s Favorite Bug

Earlier this semester my capstone (= senior project) group wanted to print a 30-page Word 2007 document we’d been working on for a couple months. After struggling with the ink and paper issues of two printers, we finally held the document in our hands. But while we flipped through it, we noticed that two pages…

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Raman’s Favorite Bug

We were seeing weird issues for Microsoft Systems Management Server’s (SMS) Software Update Reports like sometimes the reports would show a negative number of compliant machines or a negative number of machines where Updates had been downloaded. The customer requirement was that the number of computers in different compliance states should add up to the…

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Corey’s Favorite Bug

My favorite bug was an issue that would cause a test hang on roughly 1 machine in 100 running overnight stress. All the test threads would get stuck making TCP connections, and we’d see the same memory signature in the kernel heap which indicated one of hundreds of kernel threads had written to a wrong…

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John Mac Millan’s Favorite Bug

I was testing a radar system that controlled the guns and missile launchers on a naval combat ship.  The radar system consisted of a Fore subsystem, Aft subsystem and a Weapons subsystem. After several months of testing we discovered that if we started the subsystems in a certain sequence the Fore guns and Aft guns…

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Sumit Kalra’s Favorite Bug

Our application (web based) is built in .Net and Infragistics. It has 6 modules. One module is similar to product management, in this we need to enter product title, product details, etc. Newly created product names appear on the homepage. So while testing, in the “Product Title” field I entered this text: <script>alert (“test”)</script> and…

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Thelma Whitehorton’s Favorite Bug

The one that says that it is erasing my old email when it really isn’t! I like to erase old email.  For some reason the web mail I am using will not allow me to delete my old email. One day I spent over an hour attempting to delete old email, when I realized the…

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