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Squash Bugs with GitHub Survivor

Posted on 1.09.2013

Developers have a lot on their minds, which makes it easy for them to occasionally forget about bugs.

Development teams, however, can prevent bugs from becoming an issue with GitHub Survivor, which is essentially a dashboard that displays an overview of bugs in a GitHub-hosted repo.

The development team at 99designs, for example, implemented the dashboard as a way to better monitor bugs.

“We’ve found it helps keep our minds on bugs,” a blogpost from 99designs states. “It reminds us to make a small effort every sprint, gradually bringing the bug count closer to zero.”

It is important to note that the dashboard has a gamification element to it, because it features a bug leaderboard that shows which developers have closed the most bugs and which have closed the least. Additionally, the dashboard displays the current open bug count, the net difference in open bugs since the last reporting period, and charts for the number of bugs opened and closed in the last 12 reporting periods, as well as the number of open bugs in the same time frame.

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