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The Agile Board Gets an Upgrade

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Thomas Carney
February 25, 2016

The Agile board in Planio is a great way to manage your project using agile methodologies such as Scrum. It’s also a great way to visualize the current state of tasks in Planio, even if you aren’t using an agile framework. Recently, we’ve updated the...

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Speeding up Git at Planio

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February 05, 2016

This is a story about how a significant increase in the number of Git repositories at Planio resulted in a noticeable service slowdown and how we were able to not only fix this but to provide a sustained speedup of the whole service. At Planio,...

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A Data-Safe Dropbox Alternative: Git + SparkleShare

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Thomas Carney
January 05, 2016

Dropbox is probably the best known cloud storage provider on the market. But it comes with a catch: they store your data on servers in the United States. Now, up until recently, that wasn’t a problem, because they self-certified under the “Safe Harbor...

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Cross-Browser Testing: A Practical How-To Guide

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Thomas Carney
December 22, 2015

There’s an old internet rumor that the total cost of supporting Internet Explorer 6 would have handily covered the cost of a manned expedition to Mars. I had a quick look in our Google Analytics account, and I’m happy to say that over the last year...

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From Developer to Manager and Back Again

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Thomas Carney
December 09, 2015

You start out as a developer, and your job is to develop a new feature, to write a few tests and fix some bugs. You might work with a designer. You’ll have interactions with managers of various titles such as product owners or product managers. Ideally...

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Principles and Processes for Smooth Issue Tracking

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Thomas Carney
November 26, 2015

A well-organized issue tracker will make it easier to handle issues that arise in your company. Issues such as customer support requests get lost in a sea of email. That’s where issue trackers step in. They let you track an issue from creation to closure...

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We Just Released a Brand New Planio User Interface

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Thomas Carney
November 09, 2015

When you log in to your account, you’ll see the option to switch on the new user interface of Planio in the sidebar if you are an administrator. Before we get into the details, here’s a preview of what it looks like: Pretty, right? So, What’s New in the...

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An Introduction to Scrum

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Thomas Carney
October 28, 2015

Update: We've published a new blog post with the ultimate hands-on guide on how to implement Scrum in your team. Scrum evolved out of a problem: software projects were coming in way over budget and way too late. A team would have a software project...

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End of Safe Harbor – The Consequences

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Thomas Carney
October 19, 2015

The CJEU's Recent Ruling and their Consequences for Organizations in Europe What was Safe Harbor About? EU organizations are not allowed to transfer personal data to countries outside the EU unless they guarantee adequate levels of protection. Safe...