|Time saved:||4h / day for 1 person|
A dump file is a big file that contains all the information needed for understanding why the application crashed. In the process of testing many dump files are created. After each crash a dump file is generated.
The process of dump file analysis was manual and had the next steps:
- Grab the file that was generated after the application crashed (the dump file).
- Find out the version of the application that generated the crash (usually was provided by the tester or was guessed by the person that was doing the analysis).
- Copy the dump file together with other files, all from the same version of application, in one common place.
- Run a tool and extract the crash log.
- Inspect the crash log and create an issue if necessary.
Getting through all these steps sometimes took 20 minutes for one dump file.
After automating steps 1 to 4. The remaining manual step was 5 which took only 5 minutes.
This way time was saved and quality improved.