Marc Hughes

I am a developer from a bit west of Boston.

Developer interface to schedules

16 Sep 2007

I've been working on a project scheduling application, and have a sneak peek at a new feature.

Wouldn't it be great if every developer on your team could go in to the schedule and update the tasks they're responsible for? They could mark them complete when they finish them, suggest new estimates, or make comments. Or even just to look at the latest set of tasks they have.

But doesn't it suck to have to worry about developers mucking around in your precisely laid out schedule?

Now, there's a developer interface that lets them subscribe to your schedule, and then update and comment on tasks with a simplified user interface.

Using the interface, they can subscribe to multiple schedules using a special key you can generate from the AgileAgenda main interface.

Then they can synchronize their view with the network version and take a local copy with them.

Right now, it's read-only, but I'll be adding all that 2-way stuff soon. And don't worry, any changes made through the dev interface will have to be approved by the project manager in the main AgileAgenda interface.

I'll have to slap on a slick interface at some point as well.