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5 Bug Tracker Names That Simplify A Web Developer’s Work


Every software project development requires some kind of bug fixing tool to filter out issues that occur within several code lines present. Bug trackers are basically a kind of computer programs that software developers use to record, find, track and manage bug problems, in order to build up an effective application.

While web developers try to focus more on the principles, patterns and techniques that govern web development, here is a list of five simple bug tracker tools that make bug fixing easier and faster.

5 Bug Tracking Names That Make The Work Of Web Developers Easier

#1 – Exceptional

This bug tracker application can track an application and report it simultaneously to enable a quick and efficient bug fixing. This tool allows you to search for any kind of errors and manage it, get a full view of the back traces and capture custom data instantly on the go, by accessing ‘real-time’ notifications using emails, SMS, Webhooks, etc.

What’s more! The bug fixer comes with a reliable and robust architecture along with a secured data filter system that gives Exceptional a stable platform to search and track application errors in no time.

#2 – Bugzilla

Bugzilla is a leading server side bug tracking tool that has been used in some of the major projects, namely – NASA, Facebook, Linux, Open Office , Apache, etc. The tool was designed to assist in the management of software development and is known for keeping detailed tracks on errors, bugs and other code changes, submitting review patches and enabling an assurance of quality. Developed by Mozilla Foundation, Bugzilla can be easily installed on operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

This open-source tool undergoes constant reviews and tests and is available absolutely for free.

#3- Mantis

Mantis Bug Tracker is also an open source bug tracker tool that lets you stay updated regarding issues, comments or resolutions via email notifications. This web based system tracker is implemented in PHP and is supported across various databases that include MySQL,MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and others. This bug tracker tool comes with many features that set it aside as the reigning tool among others. Some notable characteristics to be found in this tool include ability to track time, integration of source codes, ability to support multiple number of projects, ability to export to CSV, issue change history and extension of functionalities using plug-ins and web hooks.

#4- JIRA

Though primarily known as an incident management tool, the Atlassian JIRA is used commonly as a bug tracking tool. This tool is relevant for providing a complete set of features like reporting, recording, workflow, etc, that simplifies bug management for web developers. The tool can directly integrate with code development that makes it perfectly fit for usage by developers. Also, the development workflow feature allows one to import projects and issues from other bug tracking applications. You can connect source code repositories like Subversion or Git and link a development task with every commit. The tracking application also comes with many add-ins that help to provide an extension of support. JIRA comes with a 7 day free trial service, so that web developers can try it out themselves before saying yes to this bug tracker tool.

#5- TRAC

Trac is an open source web based system and is implemented in Python. This comes with a minimalist approach that makes website based management of software, tracking of road map and milestone, reporting facilities, user management and multiple support plug-ins convenient. This bug tracking software can be used across several platforms, namely Linux, UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. In Trac, the word ‘ticket’ is referred to issues or incidents. The ticket subsystem allows one to issue trackers and keep an update on the progress of the project, use/write issues, address queries related to custom ticket and other requests for modification of batch tickets.

Other important features include – RSS, search, timeline history and accessibility of key support. The tool uses wiki markup that helps to issue descriptions, create seamless references and links between tasks, bugs, wiki pages and files. Plus, the roadmap feature brings you a list of the upcoming milestones based on the road ahead.

Now, that is quite a list of bug tracker names for you to try out. There are several other names that come with some interesting features for performing and testing. However, whichever tool you make use of, be sure of availing a system that meets all your needs.

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Sarah Clark

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Sarah Clark, working in B3NET Inc. as Technical Editor. B3NET is leading orange county web design company in California.

  • Thomas

    Thanks for the great article Vincent! Our web development team is using trac too.

    We use trac in combination with Usersnap (https://usersnap.com/trac) since our users and clients can report front-end bugs with annotated screenshots on websites with the Usersnap widget. Usersnap then adds a screenshot to the bug report which gets delivered to trac.