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Bugzilla vs Lighthouse: 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, Lighthouse is detailed as "Beautifully Simple Issue Tracking". Collaborate effortlessly on projects. Whether you’re a team of 5 or studio of 50, Lighthouse will help you keep track of your project development with ease. We give you all the tools you need to organize your tickets – custom states, a powerful tagging system, an advanced search, saved searches (we call them ticket bins), and a mass editing tool.

Bugzilla and Lighthouse belong to "Issue Tracking" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Bugzilla are:

  • Optimized database structure for increased performance and scalability
  • Excellent security to protect confidentiality
  • Advanced query tool that can remember your searches

On the other hand, Lighthouse provides the following key features:

  • Simplified Navigation- Don't get lost in your issue tracker again
  • Stay Organized- Group tickets into live queues
  • Activity Stream- Keep up with your project's progress

Huddle, Belle Epoque, and Erasys GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Lighthouse, whereas Bugzilla is used by Wikipedia, Grooveshark, and Mozilla. Lighthouse has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5 company stacks & 12 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 Lighthouse?

Collaborate effortlessly on projects. Whether you’re a team of 5 or studio of 50, Lighthouse will help you keep track of your project development with ease. We give you all the tools you need to organize your tickets – custom states, a powerful tagging system, an advanced search, saved searches (we call them ticket bins), and a mass editing tool.

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        What are some alternatives to Bugzilla and Lighthouse?
        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.
        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.
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