I’m curious about the relationship between when we have our most creative energy during our work day and when we tend to find more bugs.
Yep, I know this isn’t the most scientific of polls and polls are fallible yet give it a go. Think hard about when you are most creative during your work day and reflect on when you typically discover the most bugs.
When do you tend to find more bugs?
- In the morning
- In the afternoon
- Towards the end of my working day
- It doesn’t matter what time of day
- Something else, please comment
Ha, I’m really not a morning person and my afternoon sessions tend to be more focused.
That said when lying in bed thinking of endless things that can go wrong I often then find that morning “lets check out that idea I had when sleeping” session often proves very fruitful.
“What are the best times to find more bugs”
– Right before the release
For me it doesn’t really matter if it’s early or late. It probably has to do with when a new feature gets deployed. i’m energized 24/7!
Before the development starts
When I am full of energy and most focused (which, for me, is in the morning). When I am out of energy, I am easily missing bugs, and take too much time to understand weird behavior.
I’m still trying to understand the question and relationship between creativity, bugs, and the role of a tester.
I don’t think of my work as finding and counting bugs, but in how well I manage to evaluate a piece of work while maintaining a balance of several things.
When I’m looking at the software.
I tend to find creative bugs when my attention has diverted to some other topics and casually use the app. In my case, I am able to find curious bugs when I use the actual application in production.
I feel very productive in the morning. For me, the mind is very fresh and open to non-usual ways of thinking so I could prepare unpredictable test scenarios for bug verification.
If there is a cup of coffee more bugs could be found