Lexicon

Hotfix

// noun

EN The development of a website, application or any other form of software is never ending. A product is always up for improvement, that's why most development companies work with releases and updates in which they provide the public access to a new version of their product. But sometimes a client finds an issue within the current release of the product and cannot wait for it to be fixed until the next big release. Uh oh! Panic alert!!! That's when a hotfix can be provided. In short, a hotfix is actually a bugfix, but the difference is the time when it's applied. If it's performed immediately, in between updates, it's HOT HOT HOT, hence the "hotfix".


NL De ontwikkeling van een website, app of ander digitaal product is oneindig. Een product kan altijd beter. Dat is waarom de meeste softwarebedrijven met releases en updates werken. Daarin stellen ze een nieuwe versie van hun product ter beschikking van het grote publiek. Soms vindt een klant een issue of bug (zie Issue/Bug) in de huidige release van het product en kan hij niet wachten tot de volgende grote release om dat gerepareerd te zien. Uh oh! Paniek! Dat is wanneer een hotfix wordt geregeld. Een hotfix is eigenlijk een bugfix, met een verschil in tijdsduur. Als het onmiddellijk, tussen updates in uitgevoerd wordt, is het als een hete patat: HOT HOT HOT. Vandaar “hotfix”.

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