Archive for the ‘Web Development’ Category

Find an API for anything with Mashape

The online world is moving to the cloud. From emails to storage and management, you name it and there’s a portal to take it to the cloud. And if one doesn’t keep up with the flow, one tends to drown out too soon. In the times of the Industrial Revolution, building a product from scratch after gathering requirements, monitoring production and testing quality was a challenging task; equally tedious was the marketer and seller’s job. Things changed when modern machines and techniques arrived. If we map the same trend to modern software development, cloud computing has changed things much the same way.

Today whether large or small, all businesses are going the cloud computing way to develop, test as well as sell software. While people starting afresh might have the edge, old players might need a hand with shifting existing methods to the cloud. It is in such a scenario that the need for a sort of a bridge arises. And cloud APIs serve as that bridge. If you have an application, website or product under development and you need to take it to the cloud, the simplest and ideal way to do it would be to have APIs for everything.

mashape0

The next question would be where to get such cool APIs and how. The answer lies with Mashape.

Mashape – Building the API Economy

Mashape aims to create a revolution in software production by serving as the backbone of the distribution and consumption of data and services through APIs. It can be thought of as an online marketplace where you can buy APIs suiting to your different needs. Mashape makes it easy to distribute, monetize, manage and consume cloud APIs. And where exactly do they get such a huge storehouse of APIs? They’re contributed by a passionate community of developers from all over the world. With public APIs like Twilio, bitcoin and 23andMe under its belt, Mashape is swiftly capturing a large portion of the cloud API online marketplace sector.

mashape1

Mashape plays a unique role of bringing API providers and consumers in sync. As a provider, you can contribute APIs for free or for remuneration. As a consumer you can browse through thousands of APIs for different purposes and buy the ones you want – simple and awesome!

In short – need an API? Get it from Mashape!

This is how it works

If you’re an API consumer, visit Mashape and click on the green button in the center that says “Explore APIs”. You will then be directed to a page that lists all APIs available for consumption. You can customize the APIs you wish to see through the sorting filters Relevant, Recent, Popular and My APIs (for existing customers) or through Price filters All, Free, Premium and Paid. There are numerous categories that define the APIs at the left hand side of the screen and you may choose to browse only a particular category there. But it would be advisable to look through the entire collection of APIs to be absolutely sure of the one you need.

Once you find an API that interests you, click on it and you’ll see a page displaying details about it and instructions for consuming it. In addition to basic formalities like applying for authentication keys etc, here you’ll be asked to sign up if you wish to consume the API.

Once you’ve signed up, the button prompting you to sign up will change to a drop down having the options – ‘Default Application’ and ‘+ Create New Application’. Select the appropriate option and click on Test Endpoint’ to kick off. On clicking this button a push-out menu will appear displaying the API code from Mashape that you can download or copy and use wherever you want.

Mashape also offers you the opportunity to see the number of developers behind the API and number of people following it. Moreover, you can also report the API as broken if it doesn’t work for you. In this aspect, Mashape makes dealing with APIs extremely easy and crystal clear.

mashape2

If you’re an API developer, you can contribute your API by clicking on the “Add your API” button on the main screen. On clicking the button you’ll be directed to a page where you have the option to straightaway import (upload) your API documentation or supply the Base URL if your API is already up and running elsewhere. Accompany that with a cool name for the API and click on the “Add new API” button. That’s it, you’re good to go!

Pros Vs Cons

Mashape is an online tool that comes with many plus points.

  • For starters, if you have a website or portal that you wish to bring at par with other portals, you needn’t look further that Mashape for readymade APIs of some of the most popular supplementing applications (Spotify, ESPN, Bitcoin, BestBuy, Imgur and many more).
  • Consuming APIs is child’s play (literally); all you need to do is sign-up.
  • It is an extremely attractive tool for both API developers and consumers alike.
  • It serves as one of the best online marketplaces for APIs.
  • It’s a boon for API developers where they can showcase their talent and earn popularity or money or both.
  • Online means easy access and omnipresence.
  • It offers features like application monitoring, API analytics and alert, quota and invoice management, and security.

And the biggest advantage of this tool is that you can use it for free for a large number of free APIs. Of course you need to pay for premium APIs but with a collection as huge as Mashape has, if you don’t have your heart set on a particular API, you can easily find a great replacement of a premium API in the free section.

We still have to figure out a con with Mashape! It’s so downright useful that finding a loophole in it is proving to be quite challenging.

  • Need an #API? Get it from @mashape.com! Explore one of the largest marketplaces for cloud APIs mashape.com/ via @supermonitoring

    Tweet this

Final Verdict

Mashape is a win-win tool for people who’re in love with APIs. So if you’ve never checked it out before, do it NOW! There’s literally so much packed in there that you’ll find it to be a world in itself.

Give your source code a makeover with Code Beautify

Anything that’s pretty grabs attention. That applies to people, places, things and almost everything else under the sun. But there’s one group of individuals who often forget this rule and go about their work as usual. This group includes the most talented computer programmers around the world. Though these gifted minds produce some very intricate codes, the code itself is often quite messy. Improper indentation, lack of comments and putting off the deletion of unused and repetitive code can over time lend disadvantages like redundancy, unnecessarily large file sizes and difficulty in tracing the code. That’s the reason many companies employ code quality checkers or set up software for the purpose. Getting flagged by such checkers though isn’t a big deal job security wise, but it could be embarrassing.

If you’re among such a group of coders who wish to clean-up your messy code but don’t have the time or patience to go about it manually, you should definitely try out Code Beautify, the online tool to decorate your code.

codebeautify

CodeBeautify – The beautician for your source code

The name of the tool gives away its purpose but Code Beautify is more than just a code decorator. Code Beautify is an online tool aimed at not only beautifying, but also validating, minifying and analyzing source code in myriad programming languages. The tool offers a powerful online script editor thus enabling users to minify, validate, decorate and even convert their source code into various programming languages. The script editor can be used to compile and execute the code as well and that makes Code Beautify a complete package in itself.

Users who register with this brilliant and simple tool get a profile where they can save their experimental projects and code snippets for more brainstorming later. No size limit on the input, output or source code and standard UTF-8 encoding make this tool quite worthy for those who wish to put it to good use. And what does all of this cost you? Not even a single penny! Yes it’s absolutely free. So why waste time and energy going the manual way. Automate the makeover of your source code with Code Beautify today!

codebeautify14

This is how it rolls

On visiting the website you’ll find all the languages supported by the tool displayed within big boxes. It actually makes it quite easy to find the preferred language since the font and setting of the words is so in-your-face! On clicking on a language name you’re redirected to a page with an editor on the left hand side and an output window on the right hand side. Just start typing your code in the editor and click on any of the following buttons to perform the desired actions:

  • Load URL – To load the source code from the mentioned URL
  • Browse – To open a source code file directly from your system, for example, if you’ve selected HTML as your language, this option will let you select an html file from your system.
  • Beautify – To make your source code attractive. If you’re typing directly into the editor, the source code will be automatically beautified.
  • Minify – This option removes extra spaces, blank lines, tab spaces etc from the code.
  • Run – Shows the output of the code.
  • Download – Downloads the source code to your machine.

You can also choose to load a sample code to test the effects of each button. The editor also allows you to clear all code, copy the code or even go full screen.

Additional Features

In addition to this basic working, there are quite a few additional features offered by this interesting tool. Once you’re satisfied with your work, you can choose to save it to your profile through a “Save and Share” button on the top right corner of the screen. Plus on scrolling down the editor page, a short description of that particular language’s editor, tool features and related links are also displayed.

codebeautify2

Other additional features include the option to track your system’s IP, see the recent links you’ve visited, language converters, unit converters (as in volume, length, weight etc), card validators, number system converters and more. It’s like so much has been packed at one space and all of it for free!

Pros Vs Cons

The good side of Code Beautify is its simplicity. No distractions, straight to the point! Secondly, the option to run the code and see the output gives this tool an edge over other conventional code enhancing tools which are very limited in their functionality. The third and biggest plus point of this tool is its wide language support. JSON, XML, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, C#, SQL, RSS, YAML; in short, there’ll hardly be any latest programming language you’ll not find here. And of course, lastly, it’s a free tool with no strings attached!

The downside is also very easily distinguishable. There is so much packed in this tool that it becomes quite unnecessary and unrelated. For example, in a tool to beauty source code, there actually shouldn’t be a link to track the user’s IP (which by the way also shows the local news of the user’s area) or an option to see the recently visited links. Okay the converters could be justified since they are sometimes needed while programming, but even to use them a user needs to visit different links on the tool’s website. For that he first needs to save his current work, then go to the said converter, then come back. Frankly, who has the time for that! A user can instead simply open another tab in his browser and do the calculations elsewhere. In short, a lot of unnecessary functionality has been stuffed into the tool which gives the impression that the makers probably wanted to show that they can do other things too. A better idea would have been to make separate tools for all the different things they intended to offer.

  • Beautify, validate, minify and analyze your source code for free with @Codebeautify codebeautify.org/ via @supermonitoring

    Tweet this

Wrapping it up

All in all, Code Beautify is a tool which has the capability to become a popular platform for programmers, but that can be possible only if the unneeded extra things are removed from it. Code Beautify makers, are you listening?

Debug JavaScript Regular Expressions easily with RegViz

As a JavaScript coder one of the constant things you have to deal with are Regular Expressions. These cryptic string combinations are used for pattern matching and search and replace functions on text. Though they are quite widely used in programming owing to the compactness they offer to string parsing, their debugging complexity can pose challenges.

Any programmer can vouch for the fact that debugging regular expressions often proves to be quite time taking and tedious. Creating the perfect regular expressions that are short, achieve their purpose and are easy to debug is not everyone’s cup of tea. Thus, there are quite a few tools available in the market, which are dedicated to the sole purpose of creating and debugging regular expressions. One such simple and great tool is RegViz.

regviz

RegViz

RegViz is a proficient online tool for debugging JavaScript regular expressions. It gives the entire process a visual structure. By giving identical characters in the source and target string background colors, it makes identifying matching patterns quick and easy. Regular expressions tend to have a complex syntax and hence often seem to be a cryptic jumble of characters. However, with RegViz, you’ll come to find that there’s no rocket science behind them and they’re actually quite easy to deal with.

Normally when you use regular expressions to perform any string matching, identical patterns are highlighted but they do not have coloring characteristics. RegViz works on the color highlighting principle of IDEs to facilitate instant identification of matching patterns. It eliminates the drawbacks of regular expression debugging through simple visual enrichment. It improves the readability of regular expressions and makes their testing environment interactive. With simple marking symbols and the option to choose between matching mode modifiers, it gives regular expression debugging a new dimension!

How it Works

If you regularly work with JavaScript regular expressions, you’ll find this tool extremely handy and easy to work with.
Two text sections act as placeholders for the regular expression and target text respectively and matching mode modifiers are listed in a drop-down at the side of the first text section. You can clear the dummy text by clicking on the “clear” button placed on the top of the each text section or by selecting “clear all” from the drop-down which appears on clicking on a button on the top left corner of the screen; then type in the regular expression and target text. An important thing to remember while typing the regular expression is to enclose each word within a pair of brackets and place the word separator “ | “ after each word, otherwise the test will not work. Then type in the target text within which you want to search and click on the apply button. If there are any matches, they will be highlighted.

You can also insert specific word tests by clicking on a word in the target text and then clicking on the “add test” button. If it is matched, it will be highlighted in green color, else pink color.

regviz1

Additional Features

In addition to the basic features, RegViz contains a collapsible right side panel displaying characters you can use to refine your search. Plus, helpful tooltips are given to explain things where required.
Also, a button on the top left corner when clicked gives advanced options including “load example” (to load examples for reference), “export and share” (to provide a link for sharing your search) and “clear all” (to simultaneously clear the text within both text boxes).

The Positives

There are many benefits of this intuitive tool. There is no sign-up or registration required so you can directly get down to business. It makes JavaScript regular expression debugging quite easy and quick. Color highlights really do help in focusing the attention on matched patterns in large texts.
All rules applied for pattern matching are the same as used in JavaScript regular expressions, for example, $ at line beginning and end, \w for alphanumeric characters etc. so it is quite handy for experienced users.
The tool supports dedicated word tests to provide a deeper level of pattern matching.
It’s simple and focused on its purpose. There aren’t many distractions on the website.
The biggest advantage of this tool is obvious. It’s totally free! Other regular expression tools available in the market have a price attached to them, however, RegViz, with all its utility, is offered to you at no cost!

The Negatives

RegViz derives its power from its simplicity, but the same simplicity is also its weakness. The tool is too simple, both in look and flexibility. It would be fitting to say that the tool does not have any visual appeal, the first reaction that comes on visiting its website is – is that it?

It can perform regular expression debugging only for Javascript, hence users of other languages might not find it useful. This makes it a less preferred choice as compared to other tools that offer the functionality for a wider range of languages.
Plus, there is a learning curve attached to it. First time users might find it a bit inconvenient since simply typing a regular expression and trying to find its match won’t do. You’ll need to learn it through the given examples and through some trials. However, once you get the hang of it, it’ll all be very smooth.
Though the tool is free, once you compare it with other similar tools, paying a little for a superior tool might seem like a better idea.

  • Debug JavaScript regular expressions easily with @regviz regviz.org/ via @supermonitoring

    Tweet this

To Sum it up

Overall, RegViz is good, but might not be good enough for many. It’s free, but makes you feel that it’s better to use a paid tool.
It would however prove to be a good choice for experts with JavaScript regular expressions who just need a simple tool that can help them with their small debugging needs.
Try it out and take your decision!

Make Forms Fun with TypeForm

While working on the Internet every day, we come across many websites that require us to fill some forms. Be it to register for a website’s newsletters, to apply for a service, to give feedback for a product or simply to create an account, we often come face to face with online form filling. However, forms in their essence are not very interesting. Creating fields for a form or filling vertically stacked requirements for details are supremely boring tasks. Both the creators and the audience of an online form generally find dealing with forms quite mundane.

However, form filling cannot be skipped just because it is boring. Where it is needed, it is needed. So how does one ensure that people don’t fill forms just because they need to, but because they want to? Can a form be made such that people actually get attracted towards it? With TypeForm, yes it can!

typeform

TypeForm

“Forms Done Awesomely”, that’s the tagline of TypeForm and this unique and interesting online tool proves its tagline true. There’s so much packed inside it that you will not grow tired of experimenting with it. TypeForm claims to improve your form completion rate drastically by making the questions in the form appear like a conversation. It offers to transform the way your business collects data by matching the form to your unique style and charm. Plus, this tool makes sure your forms look as good on a smartphone or tablet as they do on a PC.

By creating forms with TypeForm, you can push your marketing in your forms. Make your business logo the background of the form, match the colors to your business’s colors and use the slang and lingo you use in your business proposals. In short, you can add as many aspects to your forms and make them as unique and as appealing as you want using this amazing tool. With TypeForm, prepare to make a great first impression!

Its Eye-Catchy!

When you open up the link for TypeForm.com, you expect to find a regular website describing the tool and its capabilities. Instead, what you find completely blows you away. A background that’s brought to life with moving images (or more correctly, short videos) adorns the homepage and this is the most attractive feature of the website. It brings the creativity of HTML5 to a whole new level. The tagline of the website is displayed right in the center of the page and is very in-your-face! Once you calm yourself enough to proceed, you can scroll down to have a look at the complete homepage through an arrow displayed at the bottom center.

On the upper right corner of the page is an option to Log in to the website (for existing users). Alongside this option is a symbol depicting more options (three stacked horizontal lines). Clicking on it displays the usual list of options including Tour, Examples, Pricing etc. Cute little animated slippers adjacent to the “Join TypeForm” link at the bottom make for a delightful sight!

The creativity behind the TypeForm team in visible in their examples too. The example page is divided into sections based on type of forms. Each section has a short paragraph dedicated to it and of course, some example forms. Click on an example and you will be shown a beautiful interactive form that you can fill as a user. This will help you in getting many ideas as to how you want to design your form. You can also gather an impression as a user and understand your forms from their prospective, which will help in creating a better form.

typeform2

How it Works

The homepage offers 3 main choices to users – Create a Form, View Examples or Log in. Since we’ve talked about Examples and Log in is obvious, lets jump straight to “Create a Form”.
To create a form you’ll have to Log in or register first! After logging in you’ll be taken to your Account panel where you can see an option to create a new TypeForm. This panel is where you’ll also see all the forms you’ve created when you log in later. Hover on “Create a new typeform” and you’ll see 2 choices – “Start from Scratch” and “Use a Template”. Choose the one you wish by clicking on it and the page lights will suddenly dim and you’ll be shown the pricing options and language selection. The Core plan is for free or you can buy the Pro plan for a nominal amount for cool features like Stripe integration, file upload, hidden fields etc. After you’ve done what’s needed, you’re all set!

typeform3

What you see next will be your playground! Add-on options to the left and the form layout to the right. Simply drag and drop whatever you want to see in your form from the left to the right. Multiple options for every field you add provide you freedom for creativity like never before. You’ll want to do everything in every form!
From rating symbols to MCQs, from drop-downs to thank you screens, TypeForm has it all.

Pros vs. Cons

The good side is obvious here. Having better looking and feeling forms will help your business collect more data, from a larger audience, in lesser time. Be it as a feedback, poll or survey, you’ll derive more out of your online forms than before. It’s cost-effective too!

  • Create awesome online forms with @Typeform typeform.com/ via @supermonitoring

    Tweet this

The very minor cons, or more correctly glitches were with some aspects of the website design. For instance, the random change of colors and background though very cool and animated, could prove a bit taxing on the eyes after a while. Also, getting your hang around the website and various aspects of the tool usage (which are many) could take a little time and effort.

Wrapping it up

All in all, if you’ve grown tired of creating the same old online forms and want to give them a fresh burst of energy at no or minimal cost, you should definitely try TypeForm. Want to make your forms and the related information gathering interested and eye-catching? TypeForm.com is the tool for you. Go explore!

Usersnap – A Platform for Bug-free Online Projects

Are you employed online? Do you have your business online? Is your computer your God father? If so then all your web projects need Usersnap. A visual bug tracker for all your web projects.
Most of us don’t know, don’t realize that there might be glitches in the regular online methods we use and the glitches are nothing but software bugs. Usersnap is an excellent solution for a problem like this.

usersnap

How does it work?

Usersnap.com enables you to create bug reports and collect website feedback without complex feedback forms and endless emails. The Usersnap feedback widget adds in-page reporting to your web site and web project meaning you can co-relate the problems your users are facing and find the exact problem running through your page. The process not only gets simpler but gets smarter and efficient too. The only step you have to take is click on the button to send a bug report or give website feedback with an attached screenshot. No plugins required. It’s not only a generic approach to problem solving but it also allows you the functionality on every browser, even on mobile covering all interfaces.

The Usersnap dashboard is a unique feature that collects all bug reports and helps you to fix them faster whilst organizing your feedback & bug reports, easily. The dashboard has prominently three major features –The Viewer, Search and Team collaboration.

The Viewer

The viewer allows you to see the browser screenshot and every information you need to represent the issue: Meta Data, Comments, JS errors and more. You can access bug reports and browser screenshots with the Viewer with an exact visual glimpse of different issues and front-end bugs immediately. The Additional meta-information feature allows you to create website screenshots directly in your browser with the bug tracking and feedback widget. It also lets you assign bugs to your web developers in charge and discuss change requests in the Usersnap dashboard.

It is a wonder how a single feature in the dashboard provides you an easy-to-use toolkit for working on bug reports. With the zooming feature you can zoom in and out on every created browser screenshot. You can give feedback, or make a comment in whatever language you choose. The platform realizes that designers and developers or project managers are people with very different approaches; but still manages to put it all on one page. It also offers a great tool for customer support and helps you to understand your clients better creating clear communication.

No one can know your browser better, Viewer gets quicker access to the needed information to reproduce bugs faster while providing information about installed browser plugins and browser versions. It also helps you to view and solve browser-specific issues inside.

usersnap1

The Search

Search – as the name suggests – helps you find and track for a certain prioritized information on immediate basis. Search makes it all simple by exactly giving you the required information, screenshot or any bug report in an instant. You can look up by name, date or issue definitely upgrading your web experience.

The Usersnap Search is more than just searching. It literally gives your memory a break by offering you different options – such as Labels, Assignees and Reporters – in order to access the needed information faster. The Meta information or certain filters – can be easily accessed. It’s a productive feature as it can look up info with the user’s name or members name who have created or tested those files. Just type in the tester’s name or scroll down to “reporter” and you can select one of your bug reporters and see all the files in similar concern. You can also type full text versions for example just type “Chrome” in the search and all screens will appear. You can even add labels to your full text search (label: bug) which have been reported with Chrome and they will all magically appear. Making hours of work done in seconds.

Team work is the spirit of every task, working with a team gives you more options suggestions and faster solutions, considering the same Usersnap allows you to invite your team members and co-workers to start working together on issues and front-end bugs. You can also assign bugs to your web developers in charge and discuss change requests directly in the Usersnap dashboard.

With the bug tracking management tool provided by Usersnap you can manage your bug tracking team and work together on solving bugs. You can give feedback, create browser screenshots or make a comment in whatever language you choose. The Usersnap dashboard is available 24/7 and functionality works for every team member, in every location; even the Moon. It’s user-friendly and gives your website testing team all the quality assurance it needs.

Super power for Web developers

Usersnap has a beautiful beneficial edge for web developers. It allows them to get visual bug reports with advanced client-side JavaScript error recording making their work extremely simple and reducing thousands of possible scenarios to one.

usersnap2

XMLHttpRequest logging comes with every report, allowing your development team to know what actually happens when a user clicks on a button and it doesn’t work. It’s like giving your developers direct access to the Matrix. The feature also records JavaScript errors as they happen, along with a host of other information needed for super-faster bug reproduction and debugging. It is great to provide data as to which file and on which line the problem is along with even more information.
It also helps in recording user actions to submit with the bug report. In some cases the local time of the user is incorrect, so it’s harmonized with server time as well.

Website Interface

The interface is well laid out, visually attractive and very user friendly. There are familiar tools like highlight, pen, note etc. to help you to express yourself & provide feedback. The speed and function are not affected by the websites loading time. You can choose your look and themes as per your corporate identity. Custom made forms for easy information exchange.

  • Never ask for a screenshot again. Get it from the visual bug tracker @usersnap usersnap.com/ via @supermonitoring

    Tweet this

Pricing

Usersnap gives you 15 days free unlimited access, so you can take some time to find the best plan for you. There are three major plans starting at a minimum of $19, $49 and $99. The plans are focused on the no. of projects you are associated with for starters 1 Project with Dashboard and e-mail integration is available at $19 only. There are team and agency packages as well as per your use. Easy and affordable so start now.

Sticky notes, a pen, the pixel ruler will no longer be required as now everything is simple with Usersnap

Bugzilla – The most Efficient Bug Tracking Tool

Bugzilla is an application which can be used by firms to detect and get rid of bugs in their products or softwares. Using Bugzilla developers can keep a track of bugs in their products effectively. Most of the applications developed for similar purpose come for a huge amount of fee but this application developed by Mozilla is totally free and has many features that other heavily priced defect detection applications may lack. Bugzilla is used by many organizations today to keep a check on the bugs.

bugzilla

Bugzilla makes it easy to manage the quality of your software or program, track changes in the code, review patches and communication with the team mates. Bugzilla can prove to be very helpful in the software development process. Bugzilla would help your team get organized and communicate with your team effectively. Bugzilla is constantly under test by the Mozilla foundation and has a good support team. Bugzilla is trusted by many world leading technology companies. It can be installed on many operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac. Bugzilla is known to reduce the downtime and increase customer satisfaction, increasing the productivity and improving communication of the team working on the project.

Setting Up Bugzilla

It is one of the most well known open source defect tracking and management system used by Eclipse, Mozilla and many linux distributions. One can install it on Unix or Linux environment and runs on Perl, using MySQL or PostgreSQl as backing database. A web server is also required Apache would be a good choice. Installing necessary Perl modules and setting up the databases is required to set up the Bugzilla software from the command line.

Searching and Fixing The Bugs

Bugzilla has user friendly and powerful search features which is capable of detecting thousands of bugs and you can search for existing issues using keyword based search even advanced search option can be used to filter any database fields.

The bugs which cannot be reproduced are the toughest bugs to fix. A bugzilla guided bug submission process which allows a developer to gather facts and have enough information to reproduce the bug. Bugzilla will ask the submitter to provide information which is of importance to the developer and a proper fact gathering process results in an on-time resolution of a bug.

bugzilla1

Features

  • One can get email notifications for changes in the code.
  • List of bugs can be generated and in different formats.
  • You can schedule daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Reports and charts generated based upon the database.
  • Can detect duplicate bugs automatically.
  • Can estimate the time a bug may get fixed in or can keep a track of time while you fix a bug.
  • Patch viewer gives a colourful and nice view of any patch attached to the bug.
  • Bugzilla has the ability to streamline the process of detection and resolution of a bug forming a logical way of bug resolution.
  • Supports resolution dependencies as resolution of a bug may depend upon resolution of another bug preceding it.
  • You can set bug priorities by involving customers and knowing which tickets are more important to them.
  • You can restrict access to a group of engineers or a single ticket depending upon your preferences.
  • You can save your search for bugs and you can use the combinations of OS, Email Address, Keyword in Ticket text, Software component, Software Version, Assigned Engineer , Bug severity, Platform and Priority.
  • You can also add trace or inputs as an attachment to the ticket. These traces and data may contain information regarding the causes of the error.

These features make this tool powerful and though it has a never ending or extensive list of features, these were some of the important one’s which make Bugzilla the most quick and efficient bug tracking tool.

Bugzilla includes reporting and charting features one can implement charts, tables and to display graph of data over a time frame all you need to set up are some special data sets which would collect the data on a regular basis.

Bugzilla supports large projects and you can handle multiple projects at the same time by grouping different related projects into one category using the classification option and you can define components. One can assist project management and quality assurance by defining various versions, milestones and release versions.

bugzilla2

Logging into Bugzilla

After installing the application to your dashboard you can login using these credentials

Username: admin@example.com
Password: password

it is recommended that you change the username and password after you login for the first time.

Setting parameters on Bugzilla

To set up parameters on Bugzilla you need to click on administration and then on parameters. you can now add the email address of the person who’ll be managing your application.

How does it work?

Bugzilla involves creating new bugs and moving them through a series of states which are decided by the developer. Each state change records data within the bug record and this can be reviewed or reported at some later date.

The process involves creation of bugs,assigning or resolving them. The assigned bugs are either resolved or changes are made to their ownership. Now, resolved bugs can be verified, closed or re-opened. The re-opened bugs are again possessed by the developer and the bug is assigned again or gets resolved by the developer.

The state of the verified bugs can be changes to Re-opened, Unconfirmed or Closed states depending upon the bug is whether fixed or is sporadic. The closed bugs can also be reopened or Unconfirmed when it is hard to trigger the error. Unconfirmed bugs can be confirmed, new, assigned or resolved.

  • Track bugs efficiently using @bugzilla – the most reliable bug tracking tool. www.bugzilla.org/ via @supermonitoring

    Tweet this

Bugzilla is one of the best bug tracking tools available today. It helps to improve the customer developer communication and ensures that the productivity is increased by a well managed bug life cycle from the submission until the bug is resolved.Proper administration of bugs will lead to a quality product, satisfied customer, and a productive team. Bugzilla would help the developing team to reach their goals on time and delivering a quality product.

Try using Bugzilla to detect bugs on your products and do let us know about your experience in the comments.

  • Browse Categories


  • Super Monitoring

    Superhero-powered monitoring of website or web application availability & performance


    Try it our for free

    or learn more
This website uses cookie files to improve user experience. If you don't approve, please turn off the cookie usage in your browser settings. close