Archives 2012

What's new in Trac 1.0?

Since a few months a new major version of Trac has been released, namely Trac 1.0. For Agilo for Trac users, we thought it might be interesting to review this new version, especially because Agilo for Trac now officially supports it. What follows is a summary of what we think ...

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30 November 2012
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Agilo for Trac

Since a few months a new major version of Trac has been released, namely Trac 1.0.

For Agilo for Trac users, we thought it might be interesting to review this new version, especially because Agilo for Trac now officially supports it.

What follows is a summary of what we think are the most interesting changes in the official Trac 1.0 Release Notes page, which you can find here

 http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracDev/ReleaseNotes/1.0

 with additional explanations, examples and comments regarding how Agilo exposes these new Trac functionalities. 

 

Back up the database during a `trac-admin ...

Have You Tested Your Tests?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? is the classic causality dilemma where your head will explode if you think about it for too long. It has an analog in software development that we often don’t think about: Have you tested your tests?

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30 November 2012
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"Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" is the classic causality dilemma where your head will explode if you think about it for too long. It has an analog in software development that we often don’t think about: "Have you tested your tests?" What about the tests of your tests, have you tested those? It seems silly, but it’s really something that one needs to think about when approaching the maintenance of a test suite and its associated framework or scaffolding.

Maybe most developers are doing it right. They keep their test scaffolding so minimalistic that there ...

New Release of Agilo for Trac 1.3.9

New Release of Agilo for Trac Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.9 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.9). This version contains the following changes: Added support for Trac 1.0 Added support for Solaris in Agilo for Trac PRO Dropped support for ...

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29 November 2012
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New Release of Agilo for Trac

Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.9 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.9). This version contains the following changes:

  • Added support for Trac 1.0
  • Added support for Solaris in Agilo for Trac PRO
  • Dropped support for Trac 0.11.x and Python 2.4.x
  • Fixed bug causing the filter logic to fail under specific conditions when updating a ticket in the backlog view. Thanks to SteveRC for the help.
  • Fixed bug causing emails to be sent even if nothing ...

What's on the Horizon with Agilo for Scrum?

Agilo for Scrum started off as a very simple concept. We wanted to create a very focused tool whose only purpose was to facilitate good Scrum practices. This remains our goal, though along the way we've battled some major performance problems in our client side implementation.

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30 October 2012
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Agilo for Scrum

Agilo for Scrum started off as a very simple concept. We wanted to create a very focused tool whose only purpose was to facilitate good Scrum practices. This remains our goal, though along the way we've battled some major performance problems in our client side implementation.

For some time, we engaged in this battle by attempting to optimize our code against the framework that we chose to implement our client side UI -- Sproutcore (version 1.4). This worked in a way, because there are some simple things one can do to squeeze significantly better performance out of Sproutcore, for ...

Notes on code refactoring from real life projects

During the last year, I had the chance of participating in two quite radical activities of refactoring and rewriting, for two different web applications. Both activities were motivated by the need of improving performance, one was targeting a specific module while the other one was targeting the whole front-end code. ...

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26 October 2012
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During the last year, I had the chance of participating in two quite radical activities of refactoring and rewriting, for two different web applications.

Both activities were motivated by the need of improving performance, one was targeting a specific module while the other one was targeting the whole front-end code.

 

Let's make it clear as soon as possible: for me, refactoring, means improving the code by simplifying it without changing its behavior - to make it both easier to read, and maintain - in which case most of the unit tests written around the code will keep on protecting you from ...

Scrum is not Scrum

One of the most important things to understand about Agile methodologies is that there's no such thing as a "one size fits all" solution to product development.  As such, the idea that an organization must stick to a set of practices no matter what, regardless of disruptive changes to its ...

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5 October 2012
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One of the most important things to understand about Agile methodologies is that there's no such thing as a "one size fits all" solution to product development.  As such, the idea that an organization must stick to a set of practices no matter what, regardless of disruptive changes to its environment, is a truly ridiculous notion.

If you're driving and suddenly find that you're approaching a cliff, you don't continue going straight simply because that's what has worked for you in the past.  Similarly, if you're practicing Scrum, there may be occasions when you ...

Why a JavaScript Query Language?

Agilo Software's Thom Bradford will be presenting at this month's Berlin JavaScript Usergroup.  Here is an abstract of the talk: Processing JSON data has become the norm for JavaScript application development, both on the Server and the Client sides. While it's easy enough to traverse a single Object instance using ...

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13 September 2012
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Agilo Software

Agilo Software's Thom Bradford will be presenting at this month's Berlin JavaScript Usergroup.  Here is an abstract of the talk:

Processing JSON data has become the norm for JavaScript application development, both on the Server and the Client sides. While it's easy enough to traverse a single Object instance using JavaScript itself, the situation becomes increasingly tedious when many Objects are involved. Even when using the best Collection libraries for iterating over sets of Objects, the process might remain a mess of closures and comparisons.

Clearly there are situations where a general-purpose declarative query language might be ...

New Release of Agilo for Trac 1.3.8

New Release of Agilo for Trac Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.8 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.8). This version contains the following changes: Manage 'task' tickets via xml-rpc. Both read and write operations are now supported (including changing ticket status, ...

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3 May 2012
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New Release of Agilo for Trac

Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.8 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.8). This version contains the following changes:

  • Manage 'task' tickets via xml-rpc. Both read and write operations are now supported (including changing ticket status, attachments...), but currently the xml-rpc support is limited to tickets of type 'task'.  Extended support like different ticket types and hierarchical information is planned for next versions. For this feature to work the Trac XML-RPC plugin (http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/XmlRpcPlugin) has to be installed ...

Search and Reports, oh my!

The recent release of Agilo for Scrum introduced a couple of great new features that we'd like to talk about.  The first of these features is something that our users have been desiring since the very beginning, while the other is something that will make a Product Owner's life a ...

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24 April 2012
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Agilo for Scrum

The recent release of Agilo for Scrum introduced a couple of great new features that we'd like to talk about.  The first of these features is something that our users have been desiring since the very beginning, while the other is something that will make a Product Owner's life a little bit easier.

Backlog Searching

A product backlog can get rather large if you're not planning carefully.  Heck, it can get rather large even if you are planning carefully, and despite our recent performance improvements, finding Stories in your backlog may still be a time consuming nightmare ...

New Release: Agilo for Scrum

We are proud to present a new release of Agilo for Scrum!  Thanks for your feedback, that we incorporated in the release. - If you also want to leave feedback and shape the product together with us, please visit our 5 questions survey here.   Search throgh the Backlog Agilo ...

We are proud to present a new release of Agilo for Scrum! 

Thanks for your feedback, that we incorporated in the release. - If you also want to leave feedback and shape the product together with us, please visit our 5 questions survey here.

 

Search through the Backlog

Agilo offers now a search function that allows you to find items in your backlog. - Just type anything in the "search" field and the backlog will only show items that match your search.

Sprint Report

As some of you told us, they would fancy an automated report after each Sprint. Just select "Print ...

New Release of Agilo for Trac 1.3.7

Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.7 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.7).

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7 March 2012
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New Release of Agilo for Trac (formerly Agilo for Scrum)

Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.7 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.7). This contains the following changes:

  • Story points burndown. The Agilo Dashboard now contains a new useful chart: the story points burndown. Start a new sprint and check it out!
  • (PRO) Multiple columns support. We have removed the constraint of only two columns in the Whiteboard. Configuration instructions here: https://dev.agile42.com/wiki/TracIni#agilo-whiteboard-section. For upgrading users that were already using the feature ...

New Release: Agilo for Scrum

Performance The Agilo for Scrum team is happy about the new level of performance when you groom the backlog or reorder it! We put a lot of effort into that for enhancing your experience. Import/ Export for the backlog Now, this is exciting for the PO! An csv import and ...

Performance

The Agilo for Scrum team is happy about the new level of performance when you groom the backlog or reorder it! We put a lot of effort into that for enhancing your experience.

Import/ Export for the backlog

Now, this is exciting for the PO! An csv import and export function! Please export it first, as you have to stick to the csv format that you see. Do not change the columns, but feel free to create the most stunning reports and plannings out of the export.

Improved Multiple Teams

We further improved the experience when you have to ...

New Release of Agilo for Trac 1.3.6

New Release of Agilo for Trac (formerly Agilo for Scrum) Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.6 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.6). This contains the following changes: Performance improvement for backlog rendering Fetch ticket list via xml-rpc. Currently the xml-rpc support ...

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12 January 2012
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Agilo for Trac

New Release of Agilo for Trac (formerly Agilo for Scrum)

Today we're releasing a new version of Agilo for Trac Pro 1.3.6 (and the Agilo for Trac Open Source edition, 0.9.6). This contains the following changes:

  • Performance improvement for backlog rendering
  • Fetch ticket list via xml-rpc. Currently the xml-rpc support is limited to read-only operations and deletion. Extended support like ticket creation, update and hierarchical information is planned for next versions. For this feature to work the Trac XML-RPC plugin (http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/XmlRpcPlugin) has to be installed
  • Fixed #1109: Cannot collapse ...

New Release: Agilo for Scrum Multiple Teams

The Agilo for Scrum team are happy to announce the immediate availability of Multiple Team support.

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11 January 2012
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Agilo for Scrum

Multiple Teams!

The Agilo for Scrum team are happy to announce the immediate availability of Multiple Team support. This plan allows a single instance of Agilo for Scrum to host multiple teams running sprints in parallel and drawing stories from a single product backlog.

Role Management

Along with Multiple Team support, a new Role Management interface has been deployed that allows an Administrator to easily add existing users to a team and to modify their role assignment on that team.

Performance

In this release, we have also made some first steps toward improving the overall performance of Agilo for Scrum ...

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