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I’ve been using AxoSoft’s bug tracking application for a while, although and excellent piece of software I had some issues with it
·         It was SLOOOW (both desktop and web). I don’t care what Axosoft says, I tired multiple servers etc. I’ve been long enough in this field to tell you when something is not right with an app.
·         The cost! It’s not feasible for a small team.
 
I must say though, that they have some nice features which are not commonly found on other bug tracking software. I wouldn’t go on to list any here. I would prefer you download and try their app and see for yourself.
In my quest to find a replacement, I tried a few. The successor had to satisfy the following
·         A 99.99% Windows Environment.
·         Bug Tracking.
·         Ticket Management (power users and project managers can open tickets on projects).
·         Repository (I decided to merge bug tracking and repository to get my team to be more productive).
·         Unlimited users.
·         Cost.
Being the head of IT security for the firm I work for, making the decision to move data offsite was a hard decision to make, but turned out to be one I am not regretting so far.
My choice was down to Altassian JIRA and codebaseHQ. I ended up going with the latter… (I still love the greenhopper from Altassian…its freaking cool!)
5-3-2010 1-01-22 AM
CodebaseHQ is nice and simple and has all the features I needed. I’ve been using them for a few months now and very happy. Their pricing…well, see for yourself. I was also able to get our SVN data… (Yes, SVN! I don’t go near the Visual Sourcesafe thing…it’s not that safe (pardon the pun). I am hearing some nice things about TFS 2010) over to codebaseHQ. We use VisualSVN to access repositories.
…so if you are a Windows developer (or team) codebaseHQ is worth checking out!

Edit ~ Special mention

I also tried FugBugz from frogcreek.com. It's also an excellent piece of software but at the time didn't fit my enviornment. Joel and his team are smart people and deserved mentioning.

 

Posted on Sunday, May 2, 2010 5:06 PM | Back to top


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