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comment Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
So... I would focus on giving people the tools to capture the information as best possible, screenshots are great, logs are great, steps to reproduce are great, buttons that can save current params for debugging, etc. Empower people and systems with tooling that makes bug investigation easier.
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comment Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
Mostly I have an issue with anything that includes the words "insist" and "every". Experience has shown me that instead of rules and decrees, it's nearly always "guidelines and best practices" and you can break them intentionally when you or your organization deem appropriate.
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comment Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
You don't need to reproduce the bug in order to test. You do want to try and reproduce the bug in order to see if the bug itself is truly fixed, however don't forget that testing also means that everything else is working. If you have really great test coverage and it all passes you're going to be lees worried about the issue and less worried about breaking something else which is a hugely important thing to be testing for.
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answered How to mark next version in the source code?
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revised Rails 2.x and conventions vs. “enterprise” architecture
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revised How to save many changes to database data?
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comment How to save many changes to database data?
+1 Ross, I agree about not having auto-incrementing row id's (random GUID's are better) and not using them for anything else. However I DO think they are what you DO use for foreign key references. Maybe I misunderstand your point.
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answered How to save many changes to database data?
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comment What is the recommended way to separate current development from maintenance development in version control software?
+1 except I don't know what deep and shallow really means in this context, perhaps you could expand on those terms a little?
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revised Is it ever OK to commit non-working code?
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