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Apple Radar: how it works & how to file one

Apple Radar: how it works & how to file one

A lightning talk given to Square mobile engineers

Samuel E. Giddins

June 28, 2018
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  1. Apple Radar how it works & how to file one

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  2. File a radar — Every  Engineer Apple Radar: How

    it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 2
  3. bugreport.apple.com Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File

    One, @segiddins 3
  4. bugreport.apple.com Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File

    One, @segiddins 4
  5. Every Radar • A unique (autoincrementing) number • Metadata •

    Freeform Info Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 5
  6. Metadata • Product • Area • Version • Classification •

    Reproducibility • Configuration Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 6
  7. Freeform Info • Title • Description • Steps • Expected

    • Actual • Notes • Attachments Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 7
  8. Radars, To Apple • Canonical way of tracking everything •

    Justification for engineering prioritization • Besides WWDC, the only official way to communicate with the outside world • Think how you feel when you get assigned a JIRA. That's how they will feel when they get a radar. Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 8
  9. Radars, From The Outside • We don't get to talk

    directly to engineers • WWDR indermediates • They can post internal-only updates • Status & contents of dupes aren't visible Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 9
  10. Open Radar Apple Radar: How it Works & How to

    File One, @segiddins 10
  11. Open Radar • Public, indexed list of radars filed •

    Easy to file a dupe if you're hitting the same bug • Shows up in Google searches • Can share what  engineers respond Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 11
  12. Brisk Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File

    One, @segiddins 12
  13. Remember, If you dont file it, it can't be fixed

    Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File One, @segiddins 13
  14. ¿? Apple Radar: How it Works & How to File

    One, @segiddins 14