Field description - Developer
The Developer field represents the user who actually is performing the main work on the issue, usually of a technical nature.
Default name: Developer
Terminology variations: Responsible, Assignee.
In-Use: Optional. This field can be set to be used in the issue field configuration.
Mandatory: Optional. This field can be set as mandatory, but need not be.
Data type: A User, which can be an internal user but not a support user.
Access restrictions: (Default) Created: "Read/Write" for all internal users, and "No access" for external or support users. Editing: "Read/Write" for all internal users, and "No access" for external or support users.
Affected by these settings:
Project > Settings > Notifications:
The Developer of an issue can be set as a recipient of notifications generated by changes to the issue.
General > Settings > Issue configurations > Issue rules.
Developer can be used in issue rules, either as a criterion, or being set in the rule action.
Developer tells you who do the main work on the issue. In software development, this is the actual developer.