Announcing Zend Framework’s Bug Hunting Days: Today, Tomorrow & Saturday!

September 16, 2010


Yep, it’s the third week of the month again- and you know what that means: Zend Framework Monthly Bughunt! Today, Tomorrow and Saturday of September (the 16th, 17th and 18th 2010), we’ll be hosting our monthly bug hunt. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, each month, we organize the community to help reduce the number of open issues reported against the framework.

Last month 28 issues were closed in 3 days. Ramon Henrique Ornelas brought home the victory. This is a back to back win for him as he was one of the 1st place developers during the month of July. Thanks again Ramon, for your hard work!

All in all, bug hunt days have helped us close 100′s of issues in Zend Framework since their inception. These bug hunts have proved vital to keeping up the bug squashing momentum in this project. So, whether they are big bugs or small bugs, remember this: all bugs worthy of being squashed.

Special Note: As of this month, there will be no more 1.10.x series releases. As such, there is no need to merge any commits from trunk to the release-1.10 branch. Our next major release will be 1.11.0.

Not convinced you should join in yet? Here are some more reasons:

  • Improve your coding skillz by being around some of PHP’s top developers in while hunting for bugs.
  • Win a t-shirt — the individual who resolves or assists in resolving the most issues wins a Zend Framework t-shirt!
  • Help improve the overall quality of the code you’re already using.
  • Fix issues that have been affecting you.
  • Save you and your company time spent managing your own patches to ZF, and move the maintenance upstream by patching the framework itself.
  • Learn valuable Quality Assurance skills.
  • All the cool kids are doing it. Are you cool?

If you want to help out, please make sure you have a CLA on file with us, and then join us in the channel on Freenode on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. If you would like more information on specifics of participating, read our guide.

Looking forward to seeing you at this month’s Bug Hunt Days!

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