There are number of ways which we can classify Software defects. I have list few of the classifications,

Severity Wise

  • Showstopper or Fatal: A defect that will cause the system to crash, data corruption, irreparable harm or close abruptly or effect other applications.
  • Major: A defect, which will cause an observable product failure or departure from requirements.
  • Minor: A defect that will not cause a failure in execution of the product.
  • Trivial: Issues in location of the object or the look and feel issue

Status Wise:

  • Open
  • Closed
  • Deferred
  • Cancelled

These are the major ways in which defects can be classified.

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