Phabricator

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Phabricator is a complete set of tools for developing software. Included apps help you manage tasks and sprints, review code, host git, svn, or mercurial repositories, build with continuous integration, review designs, discuss in internal chat channels, and much more. It's fast, scalable, and fully open source. Install it locally with no limitations, or have us host it for you.

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Jason M.
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"Robust Development Platform"

What do you like best?

Fully integrated set of tools for development: task tracker, pre- and post-commit code review, repository management, CI integration, chat, scheduling tools, wiki, project management tools, paste, graphics review tools, and many other helpful features. While all the features may look overwhelming at first, the Dashboard tool and extensive setting controls allow you to select, integrate, and display only those features you need.

What do you dislike?

The file management and time tracking tools could be improved. Feature requests are prioritized only for paying clients; self-hosted clients don't have the same influence over the project. (This makes economic and project-management sense for Phacility, but it can be occasionally frustrating for self-hosted users.)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Phabricator accounts for 98% of our development workflow, and allows us to collaborate with one another and with open source contributors very efficiently.

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Ihsan F.
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"The first thing you need to have for your company"

What do you like best?

it have alot of application and it's contain almost all needed for a company to work without too many context switching, it has bug tracking, peer code review is the best, and it's Continuous Integration could be integrated with almost anything

What do you dislike?

it doesn't have the official support for scrum or sprint, since almost everyone today using this methodology i think phabricator should also provide support for this kind of methodology.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The only thing you need to manage your company and keep your developer busy is phabricator, it helps your developer the most but it's also help almost all of the level of management on your company to improve your product quality.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solve almost everything you need especialy for developers, it help you with an automated task management while helping you with the automated deployment, it's like shoting 5 bird with a shot.

What Peer Code Review solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Harshita K.
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"Perfect tool for a perfect documentation"

What do you like best?

The ease with which every document can be branched and stored.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. I'm all phab for a product like Phabricator.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a phabulous phan of Phabricator, I can vouch for this product without a blink. Phabricator is your perfect tool to store, manage, structure and use it for further use whenever needed. The ease of the product lies in its thought through workflows which are complicated and the simplicity of the user's overall experience.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Documentation - one of the biggest challenges within a growing company. Phabricator takes care of all of it. Every team, every process, every structure, every bug - solved and unsolved, every minutes of the meeting - it's all structured and stored on Phabricator with the right kind of privacy wherever needed.

Mukunda M.
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"Phabricator, it's web scale."

What do you like best?

The best thing about phabricator is that the developers don't take themselves too seriously. For evidence of this, just have a look at https://twitter.com/phabricator

What do you dislike?

I am a little bit sad that they have implemented serious business mode. That is to say they have mostly eliminated the quirky humor which had pervaded the Phabricator website and user documentation in years past,

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Phabricator is the primary tool that is used for collaboration within the technology department at the Wikimedia Foundation and the broader MediaWiki developer community. As the largest public Phabricator installation, phabricator.wikimedia.org enables project management, bug tracking, source control for thousands of developers, designers, project managers and volunteers.

Patrick v.
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"It's the best tool for code reviews for a tech team out there!"

What do you like best?

I'm the biggest fan of the easy installation on the self-hosted version. There is simply no hassle. The second best is the code review part and the task management.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that the version upgrades are quite hard. Even when you follow the weekly update schedule.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Really good on code reviews (also a clean UI, compared to e.g. Github), easy for project management and a good and free/open-source all-in-one solution.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes you avoid pushing git branches to your origin (server) so there is less clutter on your production-ready code/repository. Also the code reviews forces your team to improve on code quality and communication.

Kajin K.
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"Efficient code management made easy!"

What do you like best?

One of the awesome softwares out there in the market for code management. In a way cheaper alternative to the popular Microsoft TFS. Phabricator is loaded with lots of features like version controlling, in built reviewing, sprint management.

The software is very useful for people who are working in Agile methodology. It helps maintaining the sprints/increments in the agile methodology development. One can tag people in the reviews which again is a beautiful feature for people to get notified.

One of the biggest plus points of Phabricator compared to other softwares of its level is, it's a open source!

What do you dislike?

Nothing as such to dislike in Phabricator. When switching from any other software, the interface might look little clumsy. But again that is because of the loads of awesome features bundled into this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Phabricator is highly recommended for anyone looking for a complete bundle of a collaborative software. One can lookout for code versioning, review management, bug tracking, many more features fit into this free (self hosted) software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it for code management for one of the projects in our organization. The sprint and tasks management is very efficiently done. The Bug tracking is also very nicely done using Phabricator.

We use GIT, TFS and other collaboration softwares as well. But compared to other softwares I felt this one to be one of the finest softwares considering its pricing!

Tony T.
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"The one software to manage your Open Source project"

What do you like best?

Its more like Facebook these days - with the only difference of serious guys around. Some of the pluses of using Phabricator:

1) Suggestions and text completions, allowing you to tag people/task in comments or descriptions.

2) Better and clean interface, easy to add tags/ projects

3) Clean workboard for each project

4) Better mailing and IRC bot support

5) Neat and simple installation

What do you dislike?

Well, its difficult to find faults, but in the latest update, they disabled the vertical scroll of the whole page in project workboard. Its bit messy to maintain without a CDN too, with its daemons. Conpherence too sucks at time, due to no realtime message delivery.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it, get some place in Amazon of hosting the contents, and forget it. This should be the best software to change to in 2016, if you are looking for managing your open Source project.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as a bug management tool, to track and assign issues in our project. The benefits are many, as we migrated from the old Bugzilla. Phabricator is well loaded with loads of necessary plugins, and even a code review tool - Phriction.

Emanuel S.
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"Phabricator is a developer-friendly tool"

What do you like best?

What I liked best about Phabricator is the number of features that it offers and its solid integration with the other tools created by Facebook. The workflow of creating and assigning a ticket, writing code, and sending it for review was made smoother thanks to Phabricator.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about Phabricator is that iIt is overwhelming to use at first because of the sheer number of its features. However, I got used to it after a few days and eventually made me more productive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Invest some time in setting up and learning Phabricator. It probably supports most, if not all, of your use cases.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were creating a huge web application that connects freelancers to clients who need tasks to be done. The site is used by tens of millions of users. Our team were composed of engineers who are working in different timezones and Phabricator made it easy to track issues and review each others code.

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"For SW engineers, it's great for peer review and project management"

What do you like best?

You can create a wiki to create pages to create help manuals and documentation for team mates.

You can have code reviews linked into projects.

You can see file and text comparisons between git commits.

Creating bug fixes or feature requests are simple and can be prioritized and assigned.

New comments or changes will send email alerts so all team members can see the progress.

Comments can be formatted to look neat and clean, including bullet points and tables

What do you dislike?

The search capability could be improved, and there isn't a way to prioritize by milestone dates so it is difficult to know which high priority project needs to be completed first.

It is difficult to modify the home page to exactly how you want it to be displayed.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The UI is simply and clean. You can see all of your tasks quickly from the home page, while allowing you to see more details or by creating filters to help you divide and conquer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly used for bug fixes, feature requests, or to bounce around ideas. This has allowed us to reduce meetings, and we can all show up to meetings prepared because everyone is informed already of the changes. It has become much easier to code review and compare different iterations of changes overtime.

Luke L.
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"Finally, the perfect collaboration tool built by developers for developers."

What do you like best?

Phabricator offers unparallelled power and flexibility without having to be a wizard in the field. When it was first implemented in our company we were able to simply pick it up and run with it without any training at all. It simply worked. This was not only the case for the programmers, but even non-technical staff were more than able to jump in with minimal instruction.

The intuitive interface for triaging tasks makes it very easy for management to organize priorities and even easier for technical staff. The automated email notifications when task related operations are performed makes it extremely easy for communicating progress and questions back to the task subscribers without any extra work.

The wiki is also a gem in and of itself. Being fully integrated into the overall system allows effortless linking between tasks, projects, repositories, specific commits, branches, etcs... all from one place. This has allowed for writing efficient and flawless technical documentation.

What do you dislike?

This may not still be the case, but initial installation was reported to be painful.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

After getting Phabricator installed, it is AMAZING. Stick with it and you will not be disappointed.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Phabricator has bridged the communication gap between various departments and formed a system where everything is now traceable and relevant parties now have full accountability for their actions. It has streamlined in-house support and ultimately has made an impact on our customer-base by enhancing the quality of in-house communications.

William K.
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"Great Development Suite includes all the tools you would expect and more!"

What do you like best?

The Phabricator development suite literally has every module you can think of.

It supports Git, HG(Mercurial), and SVN. It allows you to do pre-merge reviews (Differential) or post-commit reveiws (Audit). The built in Wiki allows you to document everything you could possible dream of. The built in chat server is very convenient for having those nerdy PHP/.NET debates. The ability for feeds satisfies my curiosity and nosiness.

What do you dislike?

I literally love everything about Phabricator but two things. The first being the install process. While there is documentation that "sort of" guides you through installing Phabricator it doesn't always present the installation instructions in a sequential order. To fully utilize Phabricator you will not only need to install the Phabricator suite, but you will also need nodejs, svn, hg, and PHPExcel. While all of these items are listed in the installation guide its sort of a jungle to figure it all out.

The second thing I dislike about Phabricator is the baked in prototype applications. I have no problem with baking them in as long as they are "sort of working".

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Phabricator is an all around great system. The hardest challenge is getting it installed properly. Keep in mind you may need skills in basic *nix, plus a firm understanding of PHP, Apache, nodejs, and bash scripting.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Phabricator has filled the gap for version control, code auditing, and unit testing. In the past these processes didn't exists, and when they were first implemented each part was a separate piece of software causing chaos and workflow bottlenecks.

용민 .
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"Best bug tracker I used until now."

What do you like best?

Modern, responsive (mobile-frendly) UI, fairly liberal ACL control.

What do you dislike?

When users without proper knowledge messes up with the stuff, it is usually annoying to roll it back.

And, when you get 'edit conflict' in 'edit task' you won't get any warning, just it's overwritten.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Initial setup might be bit boring and tedious (you'll be greeted by 17+ warnings when you install it in a clean server!) but once you're done with the warnings (and recommendations) it is trivial to administer it since the intial installation point. Just make sure you run the update script properly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're a wiki operating company and we aim to be open and transparent. By showing all our problems user may step in the issues and ask 'this is wrongly done' and 'this is shit, do this this way'.

UI
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"First-class code review and management tool"

What do you like best?

Built for the best (a spin-off of Facebook's development team), Phabricator solves one of Github's key problems - communication and discussion around complex technical issues. It has allowed a team of engineers to replace Pivotal Tracker and Github with a single tool. Provides open source self-hosting options, deep customizability and surprisingly strong project management.

What do you dislike?

The UI can be a little unintuitive at times, and there is not really a tutorial for newly created users. Most engineers we hire have never used Phabricator before, and some of the most impressive functionality of Phabricator can be difficult to find within the interface for newer engineers.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely worth trying for any new project before committing to the usual Github default. It is absolutely worth self-hosting Phabricator before using the hosted version - if you like it, it is easy to upgrade to the hosted service, and if you don't, self-hosting makes migrating to another tool that much easier.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides a snappier, more customizable and scriptable code management experience than Github. We have found our discussions around code to be more efficient, more easily categorized and better augmented with product information. With Phabricator, engineers themselves are able to take charge of their own projects, with less reliance on a Product Manager than with other tools.

AI
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"The complexicity "

What do you like best?

what i really like is how complex and variable Phabricator is, how many options and fact this product is open source which means it provides me direct inspiration for my own products and adaptation to my needs. Well, it still require a lot of work to be perfect but I really like the progress how quickly and intensively development team work on that...

What do you dislike?

what I really dislike is to have additional applications hidden visually as it;s really important to see all applications / options without additional clicking to somewhere else as many applications like Feed should be visible immediately in default mode...In addition i don't see very beneficial to name the application with their specific names like Phriction, Manifest or something like that. I know this looks very cool to give them their specific name but but Wiki, Tasks is good enough and I recognize immediately what's about ...

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the biggest benefit what Phabricator brought me out is this product allows me handle various type of projects regardless their complexity and orientation (development / migration / non standard service requests / simple tasks etc) that make this application one of the best project management tool on the market

Danylo H.
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"Nice and featureful tool"

What do you like best?

UI - nice, responsive design, user customizations without writing code

Easy administering

Full-featured bug-tracking

Extension support

Zero problems with upgrading

Wiki

What do you dislike?

Slow sometimes, often due to background daemons

VCS integration - does not support Mercurial largefiles extension

Bugs

Nuances of Wiki article renamings. Wiki can be edited only by owner by default

Pastes can be edited only by owner by default and the default cannot be changed

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using mostly Maniphest and Projects for managing bugs-and-features of our developing games. Main benefit over Mantis is modern UI.

We are using Phriction as internal web-based knowledge system. Previously everything was in .doc files, which was hard to keep in sync.

Luis C.
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"Code reviews made simple."

What do you like best?

If you would like a dedicated platform to perform code reviews, this is definitely a good one. You can associate as many git projects as you can, and you can specify which people should audit which project, even if they're not active developers on it.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the GUI could be improved, and the format of sent notifications by email could also be a little bit better, but besides of that, it's a simple, robust, and efficient tool for code reviewing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool lets you make sure that the code for any project is being reviewed commit to commit.

UC
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"Phabricator Review"

What do you like best?

Phabricator is an awesome tool that we use to track and test our code, I like the clean interface and the way it connects to our other systems.

What do you dislike?

The is not a lot that i dislike about this product, it could use a few more feature which i am sure they are working on.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are software company i would definitely recommend using phabricator, it is great at scaling up and continuous integration.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Phabricator to track and test all of our software code.

UC
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"Contains almost everything for simple Project Management and Code/Idea Sharing"

What do you like best?

All necessary UI sticked together so that we don't have to switch to multiple applications to communication various project related features.

What do you dislike?

* The lack of solid char application means what atleast, long discussions with teammates needs 3rd party application, which means switching application.

* Lack of web-based IDE would be even better

* Easy 3rd party integration like Slack does would be even better.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

* Easy to use and learn

* Agile friendly

* Good for opensource project aswell

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At FutureHome we work with IOT, and during each project cycle the work is divided into different team depending on what level they work on. Documenting the spec, then working on it could not have been any easier.

Shereef M.
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"Hard to set up, but then easy to work with"

What do you like best?

features are very good and wide vareity

What do you dislike?

set up takes ages and is too difficult to set up

Recommendations to others considering the product:

get a good system admin to set it up and stay on their shoulders so you can watch everything and learn

then you won't need him after the initial set up

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

issue tracking and git

UC
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"If you want to break your GIT workflow, choose Phabricator"

What do you like best?

It looks shiny ... but thats it. Hardly anything good to say about it

What do you dislike?

It just breaks any sane GIT workflow. ARC insist on manipulating your commit messages, squashes commits, is unable to submit a series of commits ...

Any sane review tool should be able to handle a patch series. Phabricator is just not up to the job.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It claims to be a good review tool - it is not, when you are using GIT.

GH
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"Good tool for code management"

What do you like best?

Using it for efficient management of code by quick review, ability to tag people. Good interface, simple installation. It is a brilliant platform to facilitate code review.

What do you dislike?

At first it might take a little time to install. Also it is difficult for a starter to have all these features in dashboard. It can get a bit confusing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reviewing code. It has lessened the time to look into code and review it by a community of coders.

UH
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"Solid product for small and huge teams"

What do you like best?

Simple user interface, straightforward ui, quick understanding of current pulse of projects. Clever use of "ph" almost everywhere there is an "f" sound.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if it connected better to TFS/Jira orthers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using phabricator for a team of hundreds for products being used directly or indirectly by 8 million people.

AM
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"Awsome tool collection to help build better software"

What do you like best?

The tool is simply great! It gives you everything you need to build awsome software. And it's getting better day by day.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that so many people have never head of this software and don't understand how these tools can support them.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software / Web development

GH
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"Good tool for code review"

What do you like best?

Nice autocomplete support and ability to tag people for targeted reviews. Helps a lot while reviewing code and bug fixing.

What do you dislike?

setup does take a bit of time. It is sometimes slow because of background daemons.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

code reviewing and bug fixing

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"Best team work tools for about 30~60 engineerings"

What do you like best?

- open source

- full features for a dev team

- customize-able

What do you dislike?

- a little hard to install

- lack on supports of work flow

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm currently working on enhancing the efficient of education company, and also, the lack of fail of education chances.

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