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Joel on Software

2000/05/04

by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, May 04, 2000

I'm interested in hearing how people are tracking bugs in their code.

There are a few commercial bug tracking database products, like Rational ClearQuest, and some public domain ones, like Bugzilla, but most people seem to be rolling their own.

I'm working on an article about bug tracking. Do you do formal bug tracking? What's the sociology of bug tracking? What tools do you use? What do you like about them and dislike about them? Write me!


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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About the author.

I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, easy web-based collaboration software, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracking and software development tool, and Kiln, a distributed source control system that will blow your socks off. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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