Half a million bugs!

Last night, at some point, we passed case number 500,000 in the Fog Creek in-house FogBugz database.

Yikes. OK, it’s nowhere near a half million bugs. All our faxes go in there, all our customer email goes in there, developers use it for to-do lists, job applications, phone messages, sysadmin notifications, automatic crash reports, etc. More significantly, incoming spam gets assigned a case number, even though it usually lands in a spam folder and gets deleted after seven days, so most of those cases are spam. We actually have 66,443 real cases and 489,022 historical events. We have replied to 33,692 customer emails using FogBugz, fixed 7,303 bugs, and implemented 909 features.

815 bugs could not be reproduced.

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.