"software bugs" tag

Code Sport

This month’s column continues the discussion on data storage systems, with a focus on how file systems remain consistent even in the face of errors occurring in the storage stack. Last month we…

A 'bug vs feature' example from MS PowerPoint

Joy of Programming: A Bug or a Feature?

A puzzling aspect of bugs is that they often turn out to be features (and vice versa)! Let’s explore this interesting topic with an example. In my experience working with enterprise software, I…

Moth that caused the malfunction in the Mark II computer

Joy of Programming: Why is a Software Glitch Called a ‘Bug’?

In this column, we’ve always covered unusual and interesting technical topics. This month, we discuss the word “bug”, and the history behind its use in the software context. There are three things common…

Lots of questions this time...

CodeSport (April 2011)

Welcome to CodeSport! In this month’s column, we feature a set of programming questions, as requested by a few of our student readers. In last month’s column, we discussed a few of the…

Dealing with coding errors

CodeSport (March 2011)

Welcome to CodeSport!  In this month’s column, we turn our attention to software coding errors, which lead to buggy code. We will discuss different types of software bugs caused by software coding errors,…

Situation Normal, All Fouled Up!

Joy of Programming: SNAFU — Situation Normal, All Fouled Up!

The stories of software development projects in crisis are amazingly familiar to all experienced programmers and managers. In this column, we’ll look at some common aspects of projects in crisis and how they…

Logical Bugs and Intuitive Thinking

Joy of Programming: Logical Bugs and Intuitive Thinking

Logical bugs are very common in code and are often very difficult to find and fix. In this column, we’ll look at an example of a real-world logical bug, and explore how intuitive…

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