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I'm a big fan of this approach, but I find that bugtracking is really useful when you want to look back on the project and data-mine to identify problems with your process that you want to fix.

For example, if bugs get identified quickly and fixes mailed quickly, but the fixes sit in code review for a long time, maybe it's time to lean on your code reviewers a bit more. If 50% of your bugs are CSS regressions, maybe it's time to invest in a CSS-testing framework. If most of your bugs are crashes caused by memory corruption, you need to straighten out object ownership in your C++.

These kind of overall patterns are very hard to discern when you're considering one bug at a time, yet fixing the root cause of them can lead to big productivity gains.




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