Has Zend Framework been good to you this year? Are you trying to figure out what to give to Zend Framework for Christmas? Well, search no more- Zend Framework wants one thing: for you to close some bugs at this month’s bug-hunt! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday of December (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.
These bug-hunts are some of the more important bug-hunts for us. As you might be aware, we released our final minor point release in the past couple of months: Zend Framework 1.11 (and ZF 1.11.x README). This means that this branch will be the final release branch of the 1.x series. So help us make this release branch rock solid by closing as many issues as we can in this up-coming bug-hunt!
Last month alone, we closed 111 issues! All in all, bug hunt days have helped us close 100′s if not over a 1000 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.
Not convinced you should join in yet? Here are some more reasons:
- It’s too cold to play outside, you’ve got your hot apple cider (or egg nog), and now need something to do.
- Improve your coding skillz by being around some of PHP’s top developers in #zftalk.dev while hunting for bugs.
- Win THE Zend Framework t-shirt — the individual who resolves or assists in resolving the most issues wins a Zend Framework t-shirt! (This is the same t-shirt so many people were asking for at ZendCon 2010 worn by Matthew and Ralph during the ZF2 live talk.)
- 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 #zftalk.dev 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!