Ayende @ Rahien

My name is Oren Eini
Founder of Hibernating Rhinos LTD and RavenDB.
You can reach me by phone or email:


+972 52-548-6969

, @ Q c

Posts: 6,026 | Comments: 44,842

filter by tags archive

The best bug reports are pull requests

time to read 1 min | 130 words

I just got the following bug report, I’ll just let you read it, and I have additional commentary below:


The great fun with getting a pull request with a failing test is that the whole process of working with this is pretty seamless.

For the one above, GitHub told me that I need to run the following command:

git pull https://github.com/benjamingram/ravendb.git DynamicFieldsBug

I did, and got the failing test, from there it was just a matter of fixing the actual bug, which was rather simple, and nothing that even smelled like ceremony.



I much prefer a cryptic email that doesn't really describe the problem very well, includes no examples or source code, but instead just contains an accusation that the bug is holding up their development.


Oops, comments ate my /sarcasm closing tag. :)

Comment preview

Comments have been closed on this topic.


No future posts left, oh my!


  1. Technical observations from my wife (3):
    13 Nov 2015 - Production issues
  2. Production postmortem (13):
    13 Nov 2015 - The case of the “it is slow on that machine (only)”
  3. Speaking (5):
    09 Nov 2015 - Community talk in Kiev, Ukraine–What does it take to be a good developer
  4. Find the bug (5):
    11 Sep 2015 - The concurrent memory buster
  5. Buffer allocation strategies (3):
    09 Sep 2015 - Bad usage patterns
View all series


Main feed Feed Stats
Comments feed   Comments Feed Stats