BugNET on Windows Azure Websites

If you are looking for a cloud based solution for Project Management and bug tracking, then you should give BugNET a try. BugNET is now available on Windows Azure Websites Gallery and can be set up in just a few minutes. This is an Open source licensed version of BugNET written in ASP.NET that allows you to:

  • Create Unlimited projects
  • Track bug & Issue for your projects
  • Track the status of your project
  • Integrate with Gravatar, Source control (SVN, Mercurial), Open ID etc.

To learn more about the features, check this article.

Now let’s login to the Azure Management portal to create a new BugNET website. If you don’t have an account, you can start using the free trial for Windows Azure and get $200 worth of Azure resources for a 30-day period.

In the Azure management portal, Click on New à Website à From Gallery

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Select BugNET in the wizard and click on Next

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Enter the deployments settings:

  • Site name
  • Region
  • Database selection
  • Database username (Username MUST be unique and should not exist in your SQL Azure server)
  • Database user password

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Enter the SQL Azure Server information . For this tutorial I am using an existing SQL Azure server, but you can create a new server if you don’t have an existing SQL Azure server but selecting Server -> Create New Server). Now, click on Complete to start the deployment of BugNET app to an Azure website

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One the deployment is completed, you must click on Setup to run BugNET’s installer which will configure the application for you

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Once the BugNET installer when completed, you can browse the site and start using the BugNET application on your Azure website

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Troubleshooting

There is one caveat, if you miss clicking the Setup button on status bar you will see this error page:

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The reason for this is because the BugNET installer needs to configure the application before you can use it. If you run into this situation, append /install/install.aspx to the site URL (for example: http://mybugnet.azurewebsites.net/install/install.aspx ) to run the BugNET installer.

Further Reading

BugNET Documentation

Windows Azure Websites

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