New 'Issue Tracking' Feature Added to Google Code

Google Code now received a new "issue tracking" feature that allows quick edits in the issue preview window, blogged Scott Knaster over at Google Code blog. "It's a happy medium between viewing one issue in detail and doing a bulk edit. Unlike the familiar forms-based UX that we normally use, quick edits are more command-like, […]

Google Code now received a new "issue tracking" feature that allows quick edits in the issue preview window, blogged Scott Knaster over at Google Code blog. "It's a happy medium between viewing one issue in detail and doing a bulk edit. Unlike the familiar forms-based UX that we normally use, quick edits are more command-like, keyboard-oriented, and emphasize the ability to repeat recent commands," noted Knaster.

"Previewing issues works about 40% faster than our normal issue detail page, so you can skim fast enough to achieve oneness with your backlog, then punch in some quick edits to show it who's boss. When you're in the zone, that click, click, click is replaced with something more like h, e, j, j, e, j, j, 2, e, j, e, j, j, j, 1, e, done!"

Not ready to go all-keyboard? "Just turn on the user preference for issue preview when mousing. Then, you can do your most common and repetitive issue edits by just hovering over an ID number and clicking the Execute button," Knaster added.

Here's the cheat sheet:

[Source: Google Code blog]