Tutorial: Issue tracking with Lighthouse and Beanstalk/GitHub

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12 Dec, 2010 04:12 AM

Hi All,

Just wanted to share a lengthy new tutorial I wrote on integrating Lighthouse and Beanstalk into your workflow. This article is aimed at someone who is new to issue tracking, or is simply fed of with boring ugly bug trackers!


How many bugs can you keep track of in your head at once? If you are anything like me, that number is somewhere in the single digit range. This is why issue tracking is a very important tool that every programmer should be using now. There are tons of free issue tracking programs like Mantis, Bugzilla, or even web based applications like Lighthouse. There is no excuse to put it off any longer if you aren’t already doing it. The reason it is important to use issue tracking on every project is that you will be more likely to produce a better product by fixing bugs before you add new features. Tracking your issues also allows your clients to see what you are doing on their projects and allows them to have a better understanding of what their deadline and progress expectations should be.

Frankly I think simplicity is best for issue tracking and Lighthouse is the tool I use to handle all of my issue tracking for every project I work on. It is a very simple, powerful and beautiful issue tracker that allows for third party integration via its API. This is great because you can commit files and the changes will be attached to your tickets, like commits from GitHub or Beanstalk.`

Thanks for reading,

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  1. 1 Posted by Will Duncan on 12 Dec, 2010 05:39 AM

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    Awesome. Thanks James! I'll probably post a link to this up on Monday.

  2. 2 Posted by jblotus on 12 Dec, 2010 07:01 AM

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    No problem and thanks for the link. I have a lot of love for your app and I want to spread the gospel!

  3. Nicole closed this discussion on 20 Dec, 2010 04:08 PM.

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