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  • Reducing Noise Levels With Discord + Bugasura (or Any Modern-day Bug Tracker)
    4 minute read Discord is an excellent platform for bringing in users and engaging them with what they like and don’t like. We know of Indie developers building new-age modern software who have moved away from Git Issues and have started using Discord. However, they all face one serious problem – it can get very noisy. Noise is bad for developer productivity The requirements for the use of tracking tools are rather stringent. The ‘noise’ around defect tracking mainly arises from the overhead of adhering to strict conditions. There is no argument over the utility of defect tracking, per se.  Often, developers in […]
  • What Would a Reinvented Bug Tracker Visually Look Like?
    4 minute read The bug tracker is among the least reinvented products in decades. We are changing it. But even before we reinvented it, we asked – what does a reinvented bug tracker look like? Why reinvent something that is working? Bug tracking tools empower development teams at every step of the bug life cycle. The tool facilitates the logging by the testers of concise and accurate bug reports. Bug reports help developers in reproducing the bugs and quickly fixing them. The hallmark of a good bug report is that it should not require any further communication or follow-up questions. The time, thus […]
  • How the Visual Complexity of Tools We Use at Work Reduces Our Productivity
    4 minute read UX is not UI. The world agrees but thinks and does otherwise. UI gets cluttered as more and more features are added, or the product has too many options to play around with.  Bug trackers and Project Management (PM) tools are like cockpit controls in a modern airplane. The only difference is that most bug trackers aren’t designed for skilled, busy engineers to operate. They put every button in a cluttered fashion that causes engineers’ productivity to fall. Comparison of cockpit controls The visual complexity of tools that are meant to improve productivity can, paradoxically, reduce productivity. Let’s understand how […]