A Bug's Life: Box Goes on a "Bug Safari"

Safari is defined as "a journey or expedition for hunting, exploration or investigation" - it's also a great alternative to Firefox, especially for Mac users. All kidding aside, the Box.net Development team recently went on a safari of its own, hunting, exploring and investigating bugs that needed to be banished from your world of Box.

After launching a host of new features in recent months, Box developers took about a week to suspend work on big features and enhancements to take on bugs - not any "showstopper" bugs (which get fixed ASAP, whenever they occur), but small glitches that needed to be taken care of but weren't high-priority fixes. As our Director of Engineering Steven Black said, it was a time for our developers to finally take that "if I only had a little bit of time I could fix that" moment.

The Bug Safari was a success and the development team was able to fix some long-standing issues that - yes, I will say it - bugged us for a while. According to Steven, our team was able to make a severe dent in what they call the "Bug Load," which should provide smooth sailing for our development team and users alike going forward.

Here's to a more bug-free Box! Now, on to the next round of new features...

We've got some great stuff coming up, but what new features would you like to see?

Post by Sean Lindo, Community Manager

Tags: bugs, safari