Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Bug Tracking System:
Bug tracking system & defect tracking system is the software that helps to keeps on track of reported software’s issues in the software development projects. It might be regarded as a type of issue or bug tracking system. Several bug tracking systems, such as those used through most open source software’s projects; allows to the end-users for enter the bug reports directly. And the other systems are used only internally in the company & organizations doing software development. Typically, bug tracking systems are integrates with other software’s project management applications.
The bug tracking system is usually a necessary element of a good software development infrastructure, or continues use of bug and issue tracking system is considered one of the of a good software team.
Top 4 Bug Tracking Systems:
Top most bug tracking software’s are explained below:
1.       Bugzilla
It’s used by several big open source projects for track their bugs.
For instance Apache development team, Linux kernel development team, GNOME development team uses the Bugzilla. A Red Hat is also uses in Bugzilla for track issues found in the Red Hat Distribution system.
Bugzilla is written in the language of Perl, & works on different databases involving MySQL or Oracle. The Bugzilla is a Web based common purpose of bug tracking & the testing tool originally developed or used by Mozilla project.
The Bugzilla released as open source software through Netscape Communication in 1998, it has been adopted through the variety of organizations for the use as a bug tracking system for either free & open source software or proprietary projects & products.
Bugzilla Features:
a.       The Time tracking
b.      Add custom fields or workflows.
c.       Private attachment or commenting
d.      Flexible reporting or charting. Involving ability to scheduled reports & receive it by email.

2.       Scopidea
A  Scopidea is complete Project management software for collaborated & distributed teams. It is an Online Project Management Software that gets your work done in one place. It helps for Bug Tracking, Document Management, Time Tracking or Invoicing & Estimate Management. SCOPIDEA is browser based, it provides for authorized user’s accessing from any place at any time.
Scopidea Features:
a.       Project management
b.      Time Tracking
c.       Invoice and Estimates
d.      Document Management
e.      Report
f.        Integration


3.       Mantis
A Mantis Bug Tracker is a free or open source, web based bug tracking system and it released under the terms of GNU General Public License version. The most usual use of Mantis Bug Tracking is for track the software defects. However, Mantis Bug Tracking is often configured through the users to serve as more common issues tracking system or project management tools.
Mantis issues tracking system is written in PHP, & works on different databases involving MySQL, MS SQL, or PostgreSQL.
Mantis Features:
a.       The Time tracking
b.      Source codes integration
c.       Issues relationship graphs
d.      Custom fields & workflow
e.      authorless access

3.       Redmine
A Redmine is a free & open source, web based projects management or the issue tracking tool. It handles the multiple projects & sub-projects. It features on per project wikis or forums, the time tracking, & flexible role based on access control. It involves a calendar& Gantt charts to aid the visual representation of projects & their deadlines. The Redmine integrates with the different versions to control the systems and involves a repository browser & diff viewers.
The Redmine is written and use the Ruby on Rails frameworks. It’s a cross-platform & cross-database or it is supports to 34 languages. It is a part from tracking the issues; it provides the full project management features.
Redmine Features:
a.       Project management including with Gantt chart
b.      Time Tracking
c.       Project Wiki
d.      LDAP Authentication

4.      Trac

A Trac is written in the language of Python. It is a part from issues tracking; it is also provides a wiki, & integration to sub-version. The web interfaces is very simplistic or it easy to use. This is also provides a project management feature’s involving the road-map or mile-stone tracking.
Features of Trac:

a.      A Account manager
b.      Email notification
c.       Customized the reporting’s
d.      Search engine for ticket’s
e.      project Managements

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