I’ve always taken notes on my bugs, but usually in some disposable text file that gets tossed away once the bug is completed.
Evernote gives me more powers, like embedded images, checkboxes, etc. It’s really quite nice, and it lets me export to HTML.
Now that I have these notes, I thought it might be interesting to share them. If I have notes on a bug, here’s what I’m going to aim to do when the bug is closed:
- Publish my notes on my new Bugnotes site1
- Comment in the bug linking to my notes
- Add a “bugnotes” tag to my comment with the link
I’ve just posted my first bugnote. It’s raw, unedited, and probably a little hard to follow if you don’t know what I’m working on. I thought maybe it’d be interesting to see what’s going on in my head as I fix a bug. And who knows, if somebody needs to re-investigate a bug or a related bug down the line, these notes might save some people some time.
Anyhow, here are my bugnotes. And if you’re interested in doing something similar, you can fork it (I’m using Jekyll for static site construction).
I didn’t want to pollute this blog with them (plus, dumping these files into WordPress seemed to be a bit heavy) ↩