The Bug Genie
The Bug Genie is an open-source project management and issue tracking system.
- Project planning in a live environment.
- Fully-integrated wiki to meet documentation needs.
- Extendable architecture.
- Easy-to-use interface.
- Customizable workflow support engine.
- Integrates with source codes.
- Offers several dashboards for managing projects, including project spaces, timeline, and hierarchy information.
- Simplifies issue tracking with powerful search tools that allow a user to filter and customize views.
- Contains a wiki package so documentation can be built around a project.
- Built-in Agile functionality integrates with this project methodology.
- Integrates with several version control systems.
- Human language translations don’t always keep up with the application’s development.
- Its Agile tools may not be suitable for all teams.
- The Bug Genie isn’t entirely free, especially if it will be used with enterprise-scale projects. Small teams save the most money.
The Bug Genie was originally released in 2003 as an effort by Daniel Andre Eikeland, with Ray Jensen and Philip Kent making contributions post-release. It is open source software, therefore numerous others have contributed in its subsequent development. The Bug Genie has been widely used across many enterprises and organizations due to its flexibility, features, and technical capabilities. Although there are commercial applications that perform the same tasks as The Bug Genie, it is free in many cases and has been proven to be more adaptable and flexible. The Bug Genie boasts several strong features that are valued highly by project teams. Multiple workflow support allows groups to customize workflows to a specific project. It also fully integrates with existing source control technologies, allowing teams to concentrate more time for process development. The Bug Genie’s powerful command-line tool lets power users maximize scripts to get the most out of the software. Teams that use Agile processes such as Scrum or Kanban benefit from included burndowns, charts, and tracking and estimation tools that plug in with these methodologies. Many users claim that the product is easy to set up and has more advanced functional options than other bug trackers, integrates more easily with client systems, and contains better Agile reporting. The software is written in PHP, contributing to its flexibility with modern systems. It only requires 16 mb of space for it to be downloaded and set up.