Top 4 Bug Tracking Systems

TestFortExpert by TestFortExpert on 02/21/2014

Top 4 Bug Tracking Systems

bug tracking systemsTracking bugs is one of the most important steps in the software development process. Bug tracking systems save a lot of time and allow managing bugs efficiently. Choosing the right bug tracking software should be based on your needs. In order to have an idea of the most popular of them and make a right choice let us make a quick review of the main features of the top bugtrackers.

Bugzilla

Bugzilla is a powerful open source project management tool developed by Mozilla Foundation. It allows to handle the development process, to track and log bugs and code changes. Bugzilla perfectly organizes the team and conducts effective communication. It is used on many big projects like Linux, Apache, Open Office, Facebook, NASA etc. It has rich advanced features among which are:

Mantis

Mantis BT is an open source web-based issue tracking system written in PHP and can work with different databases like MS SQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL. It allows multiple users to interact and multiple projects to be tracked. Below are some of the provided features:

Redmine

Redmine is a commonly used web based project management and bug tracking tool written in Ruby on Rails. Supports multiple platforms and databases. Here are some of its features:

Trac

Trac is web based open source software developed by Edgewall Software and written in Python. It supports multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix. Trac has a very clear and simple interface and includes the following features:

All the above tools for tracking bugs provide excellent performance and wide range of features and choosing the right one usually depends on the preferences and convenience of the team.

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