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Posted on January 16th, 2019 - Posted in Resources | Tips and Tricks

Bug Killers: Our process for fixing software bugs

Software bugs ruin the picnic! Like a picnic in the park disrupted by ants, sometimes software bugs appear. Every time we release a new version of Wellsite Report extensive testing happens to ensure the update is working but it’s impossible to catch everything. Every single user uses Wellsite Report different ways. Users use different areas of the program for different purposes, on different devices, with different connection types. Much like it’s impossible to completely keep ants off your picnic blanket, one or two might get through. If it disrupts your picnic, it’s time to let us know there’s a potential problem.

What happens when you come to us with an issue? It seems like it should be easy: flick the ant off the picnic blanket, problem solved. But here at Wellsite Report, we want to find permanent solutions that will improve the picnic for everyone. It takes time to find the root cause of an issue, and here’s how we do it.

What we need to solve software bugs

If you experience issues with the system, there is basic information that can help us diagnose your issue. When you think there could be a problem, here’s what we’ll need to know:

  • How you are accessing Wellsite Report: On desktop or mobile, the browser are you using, and/or the version of your phone’s operating system
  • The type of connection you are using: Wi-fi? 4G?
  • Any action taken that caused the issue. What did you expect to happen versus what actually happened?
  • Screenshots! As many screenshots you can provide as possible!

What we do to solve software bugs

Developers have to rewrite code quickly to solve the software bug Using the information you provided, we try to reproduce issue to determine if it is a true software bug. We’re recreating the picnic and trying to get the same type of ants to show up in our tuna salad. When that happens, we can follow the trail of ants to see where they’re coming from. Once we find that, we can assess the real issue.

Now that we can recreate the bug, we report to the developers. The developers dig into the nitty-gritty of the issue and try to find the very specific code that could be causing the issue. After discussing what the solution should be, the developers edit the code to produce the intended result.

Of course, every time code changes, the entire system needs testing again. Some code may fix an issue but break something else in the process. Our Quality Assurance (QA) department tests the new code to ensure it’s functional with the rest of the system AND that the bug reported is fixed. Next is to release this fix to the users! All users get the update and should no longer have bugs at the picnic.

It’s a lengthy process, but when software bugs come up, it becomes our number one priority. If you notice something not working the way you expect it to, let us know! Reach out to information@wellsitereport.com or call us at 1-877-208-6153.

Release Notes

Posted on July 1st, 2019
Posted in Software Update

Release Notes – 2.6.4

Introducing General Tasks Tasks can now be assigned outside of incidents! Tasks and action items now have their own section on the sidebar for easy access Assign the tasks to individuals, to a role type, or to an entire base Make the task required to be completed by all assignees or just one of the […]

Bugs bugs everywhere

Posted on June 27th, 2019
Posted in Resources | Tips and Tricks

I think I found a software bug, what should I do?

We work hard to build quality software that makes your job easier. Before we release any new features or improvements, we go through several rounds of developer review and quality assurance testing. Occasionally, a software bug (or “bug”) can slip past us and make it into an update. If you encounter a software bug in […]

Posted on June 17th, 2019
Posted in Tips and Tricks

How To: Reset Your Password

Our #1 tech support question is, How do I reset my password?. Resetting your password is incredibly easy, so let’s walk through it together. Note: you can do this on your computer or on your mobile browser. 1. Go to app.wellsitereport.com/#/login. You should see the following page. Your email and password may already be entered. […]

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