Dev process terms, Advanced IT Terms | Noun
the solution to all development problems. Similar to how suicide is the solution to all life`s problems. Hotfixing means fixing bugs in production environments, usually as a result of a customer complaint or an urgent, unexpected issue. Let's say you found an exploit in your banking app which allows users to grant themselves an infinite amount of money. Rather than waiting until your scheduled maintenance deployment, you do whatever you can to fix it on the spot. Needless to say this can sometimes cause additional problems.
“Developer: I`ve got this super urgent Jira ticket from the client. It says: `Make circles which show up when you hide the password bigger.`” “Project Manager: Time for a hotfix.”