What is bug leak?

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  • Nov 7th, 2006

The defect which can be found and Re-produced by End user/Client people the same we(Test Engineer) unable to found at the time of testing. This is also known as "Defect Leakage".

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  • Nov 14th, 2006

Bug Leak & Memory leak are two diff. concepts.

I do agree with the first deffination that if a Tester leaves some thing untested and finally client or end-user covers that area, then that wl be bug leakage...




Memory Leak and Bug Leak(Defect Leak) or Different.

I do agree with the first definition.

Defect Leak:The defects that pass through development phases prior to detection is called Bug Leak or Defect Leak.

Memory Leak:

A memory leak is the gradual loss of available computer memory when a program (an application or part of the operating system) repeatedly fails to return memory that it has obtained for temporary use. As a result, the available memory for that application or that part of the operating system becomes exhausted and the program can no longer function. For a program that is frequently opened or called or that runs continuously, even a very small memory leak can eventually cause the program or the system to terminate. A memory leak is the result of a program bug.



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We tested one application and released to client ,in that time client also do the beta-testing, while beta-testing time , if client found any bug, that bug name we will call as a  Leak bug or bug leak.

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  • Jan 4th, 2007

I didnt come across any term like bug leak... but i guess it should fall in anyone of the below

- The  defect which were not found by the testing team but instead found in a real time environment by either the end user or the Client... know as Bug slip

- The defects that were injected by the development team in the code to checkout the efficiency of the testing team

It should most probably be the second one

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bug leak also called as bug slip,
after testing and releasing the application the end user raised the issue then it is called bug slip.this is given the p1.
more bug slip occur when we perform ad-hoc testing.

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  • Oct 31st, 2011

I agree, they are 2 different things. bug/defect leak is when something is caught by UAT testers or end users or client.

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