Bug Tracking

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope

bug trackingBug tracking, also known as issue tracking, is a part of the software development process in which a separate, dedicated piece of software keeps track of reported bugs and fully documents their diagnosis and resolution.

When software is in development, it is tested before being released, typically by a QA department. If it is found to operate incorrectly, the behavior is reported to the issue tracking system. All information associated with that bug is then kept in a centralized location accessible to the project team. Bug tracking software can continue to track software issues after the software is released so that bugs may be eliminated in future updates.

Programming terms, Software development