Friday, February 4, 2011

Using FogBugz in Eclipse and Elsewhere

Time Managementphoto © 2010 Ryan Hyde | more info (via: Wylio)
We started using Kiln and FogBugz in December. When we did January's invoicing it was AMAZING how much better things went. We are sold on FogBugz. We love it. We use "Working On" all of the time. Also, we just saw the new "Mobile Site" in FogBugz (Look under the Extras menu) and it looks great on our iPhone.

For meetings, admin, business development, etc, we have created a project called Tyree Apps and cases as "Schedule Items" for those random things. That way we can use Working On, to track all of our time.

Though the website and web app are powerful, we like things to be integrated. Today we set up EclipseBugz as we started to set up Eclipse. We're going to need Eclipse as we try to figure out whether it's going to be better to learn how to program in Android or just make a partnership with a good Android programmer who needs a good iPhone programmer.

How We Set up EclipseBugz on our Mac
As with other things on Sourceforge (or maybe just because we're inexperienced in Eclipse), in order to get EclipseBugz to work you need to do a few things:

  1. In Eclipse go to the Help -> Install new Software menu
  2. Add a new location by clicking on "Add" and then entering http://eclipsebugz.sourceforge.net as the location.
  3. Follow the prompts to install the packages.
  4. Go to Eclipse preferences and find the EclipseBugz entry
  5. Enter the main url of your fogbugz installation (for Tyree Apps, it's https://tyreeapps.fogbugz.com/)
  6. Apply the settings and close out of preferences (you might get asked for your FogBugz credentials here, if so, enter them)
  7. Still in Eclipse, go to Window -> Show View -> Other and find the EclipseBugz entry and click on it to open the Eclipsebugz window.
  8. And there are your cases!


Pretty cool. We've just got it installed in Eclipse so haven't figured out the advantages over the web view. Basically, we need to be able to change time estimates and to do "Working On".

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