Phabricator, a software fabricator
Phabricator is a suite of web applications that help software
companies communicate about software effectively. It was created
Phabricator is also used at many other companies such as
Facebook engineers rave about Phabricator, describing it with
glowing terms like "okay" and "mandatory". Experience more
uncoerced community interaction
Review others' code with Differential,
because they can't be trusted.
- Shows code so you can look at it.
- You can reject code if you don't like it.
- Code review is a pretty okay idea.
- Fewer bad things will happen if you do it.
You can keep track of all the defects and problems in your
awful software with Maniphest.
- Keeps track of bugs.
- You can assign them to people.
- Maybe you could fix them eventually.
This feature is pretty amazing, you can browse source
code on the web with Diffusion. Unnerving.
Also Has A Wiki
You can write things down in Phriction,
like this example recipe document where I misspelled
- Write text.
- That text stays there.
- You can read it later.
- You can make text bold.
March 2012 Changelog
There are more applications too! Who knows what you might
Raise the Signal-to-Noise Ratio
As your company scales, keep track of things you care about
with features like Herald and
- Write business rules.
- Everyone loves business rules.
- Keep an eye on those suspicious interns.
- Several different flag colors.
The Arcanist command line tool gives you
CLI access to most of Phabricator's functionality.
- Many cryptic commands.
- ANSI color, where supported.
- Runs on Linux, Mac and Windows.
Arcanist User Guide
The Conduit API allows you to write scripts
that interact with Phabricator over an HTTP JSON API.
- Is an interface.
- For application programming.
Phabricator is under active development.
- Most patches make it better.
- Only some break it.
- Written in PHP, so literally anyone can contribute,
even if they have no idea how to program.
- Even babies and dogs can contribute.
Light Hearted, Heavy Duty
The work these tools do isn't the most rewarding part of
anyone's job, but it is important. They are serious,
heavy-duty tools -- they just try not to make this stuff suck
more than it needs to.
- Simple, lightweight workflows.
- Performance is a priority.
- Tools emphasize collaboration, not process.
- Infrastructure is serious, scalable and secure.
Now that you've been won over by that compelling assault of
amazing, innovative features, see the Installation Guide for instructions on how to download
and install Phabricator from GitHub. Note that the current
release is under continuous development. Most things should
mostly work pretty well most of the time, but we haven't reached
the stable harbors of a regular release cycle yet.
Phabricator in Action
Login to the live Phabricator install used to develop Phabricator itself
to see it in action:
browse commits with Diffusion,
and share ducks
(While you're poking around, why not
Help! Get Support!
This software is under continuous development so you might
hit some rough spots, but there are lots of ways to get help
from the developers and community. Check the sidebar for
different ways you can get help and support, report bugs, and
learn more about Phabricator.
IRC is a particularly good way to get questions answered, and
also a really cool place to hang out. Plus we have an IRC bot
which is a special new kind of technology the world had never
seen before we invented it. Marvelous!
Project Activity Feed
Phabricator is split into three subprojects: Phabricator
itself is the web application, Arcanist is the CLI interface,
and libphutil is libraries shared between them. While it may
initially seem like this is needlessly confusing, you might
acclimate to it eventually as it wears you down over a long
period of time.
Phabricator also uses the
- Javelin Docs ← This is mostly technical/contributor stuff too.