Difference between defect, error, bug, failure and fault

Posted: September 3, 2012 in Testing Basics
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Difference between defect, error, bug, failure and fault:
 
“A mistake in coding is called error ,error found by tester is called defect,  defect accepted by development team then it is called bug ,build does not meet the requirements then it Is failure.”

Error: A discrepancy between a computed, observed, or measured value or condition and the true, specified, or theoretically correct value or condition. This can be a misunderstanding of the internal state of the software, an oversight in terms of memory management, confusion about the proper way to calculate a value, etc.

Failure: The inability of a system or component to perform its required functions within specified performance requirements. See: bug, crash, exception, and fault.

Bug: A fault in a program which causes the program to perform in an unintended or unanticipated manner. See: anomaly, defect, error, exception, and fault. Bug is terminology of Tester.

Fault: An incorrect step, process, or data definition in a computer program which causes the program to perform in an unintended or unanticipated manner. See: bug, defect, error, exception.

Defect:Commonly refers to several troubles with the software products, with its external behavior or with its internal features.

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Comments
  1. salman says:

    Excellent

  2. Dinesh R says:

    Awesome explanation

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