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Bugzilla vs Jira: What are the differences?

Developers describe Bugzilla as "Server software designed to help you manage software development". Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. On the other hand, Jira is detailed as "The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software". Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster..

Bugzilla and Jira can be categorized as "Issue Tracking" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Jira has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2126 company stacks & 1528 developers stacks; compared to Bugzilla, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is Bugzilla?

Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack.

What is Jira?

Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.
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    What are some alternatives to Bugzilla and Jira?
    Redmine
    Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
    FogBugz
    FogBugz tracks bugs, issues, and customer support tickets through every stage of the development process. We built it to be quick and easy to use, so that your developers will actually use it. Over 20,000 teams from the world's best software companies use FogBugz because it keeps their developers productive and happy.
    GitLab
    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
    Mantis
    It is a free web-based bug tracking system. It provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively.
    Trac
    It is an open-source, Web-based project management and bug tracking system. It has been adopted by a variety of organizations for use as a bug tracking system for both free and open-source software and proprietary projects and products.
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    Decisions about Bugzilla and Jira
    Petr Havlicek
    Petr Havlicek
    Freelancer at havlicekpetr.cz · | 11 upvotes · 19K views
    Jira
    Jira
    #Trello

    I use Jira because

    • It's used widely as the best SW dev tool
    • It's so easy to use
    • Flexible to configure
    • Great for tracking of tickets while leading meetings
    • Accessible from Everywhere

    In overall, especially for large projects, Confluence is must. On the other hands, for small-mid size projects, #Trello is also great due to visualisation power.

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    Reviews of Bugzilla and Jira
    Avatar of waisbrot
    Lead Engineer at WHOOP
    Review ofJiraJira

    Most of my time in JIRA is spent

    • Waiting for pages to load
    • Clicking on links, because the information that I need is not available on the first pages I reach
    • Looking for the next link to click, because each page has a different layout and the bug title or the latest comment might be placed anywhere on the page

    Additionally, any time I search the documentation I get bug reports from years ago that appear unresolved or instructions for modifying the on-premesis installation (we have their cloud service).

    Avatar of CTimmerman
    Software Engineer
    Review ofJiraJira

    Compared to Bugzilla and Redmine, Jira requires a lot of manual configuration which can make project issues not compatible status-wise.

    How developers use Bugzilla and Jira
    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    shridhardalavi uses JiraJira

    It is used for bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management The basic use of this tool is to track issue and bugs related to your software and Mobile apps. It is also used for project management. The JIRA dashboard consists of many useful functions and features which make handling of issues easy.

    Avatar of Ujjwal Bhujel
    Ujjwal Bhujel uses JiraJira

    So much relief as you can track each and every issues, bugs, dev project and maintenance and a time machine when it comes to do that less interesting timesheet or daily status. Its a rescuer.

    Avatar of DigitalPermits
    DigitalPermits uses JiraJira

    We use a combination of Scrum and Kanban for our tasks. We focus more on the integration with Bitbucket to keep track of tasks and have bi-directional accountability.

    Avatar of MOKA Analytics
    MOKA Analytics uses JiraJira

    We use JIRA because it's a single tool that can be customized to each of our business processes: product development, customer on-boarding, and internal operations

    Avatar of Giovanni Candido da Silva
    Giovanni Candido da Silva uses JiraJira

    The agile process planing feedback and control is done in JIRA, with integrations in all places, like bitbucket code, confluence pages and build process

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