It’s That Time Again- Announcing August’s ZF Bug Hunting Days

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Yep, it’s the third week of the month again- and you know what that means: Zend Framework Monthly Bughunt! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday of August (the 19th, 20th and 21st 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 was an outstanding bughunt closing exactly 50 issues in 3 days! As a result, we had a tie for first place between Dolf Schimmel and Ramon Henrique Ornelas– thank you guys! Special thanks also goes out to our runner up, Michelangelo van Dam who spent hours closing bugs from the waiting room while his wife gave birth to his new son Ares, who I am sure will also contribute to the Zend Framework project when he is old enough.

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.

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 #zftalk.dev 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 #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!