Category Archives: Development

Recurring Events and Deferred task for Trello

How to implement  deferred and recurring tasks for Trello

This blog provides step by step instructions to getting recurring cards and deferred cards working in Trello. I was using different technologies to create  a workflow that adds the extra functionality by adding tags to the description in Trello cards.

Technological “pieces” involved:

  • Trello API with Web Hooks
  • Amazon AWS Lambda functions with a Dynamo DB table and the AWS API gateway
  • Node.js as the language (for the AWS Lambda functions).

The blog is written for anyone interested in having the same functionality.

See the video below:

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My thoughts on GTD and Scrum

What is GTD?
GTD (Getting Things Done), is a methodology that assist individuals with gaining control and perspective over all activities they would like to accomplish. If this is the first time you read about GTD, you can read some of my other blogs on the subject (starting with this one), or simply google “GTD” or “Getting Things Done”. You will find a lot of information about it.
The official website for GTD is www.davidco.com..

 

What is Scrum?
Wikipedia defines scrum as follows: “Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development.” (click here to read the full article).
It is outside of the scope of this blog to cover the SCRUM process, but as with GTD, googling about it will provide you with plenty of information.

 

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Mac Apps Soup: Apps to use on a Mac

I am a freak when it comes to applications. I know it, everyone in the office knows it, but I just could not stop until I had the perfect setup that allows me to feel good about my working environment. I call this my “Mac Apps soup”.

I would like to introduce SOME of the better applications I use on a daily basis. I realize that not everything is for everyone, but I’ve tried to collect the ones that can be useful for most users.
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Working in a multi OS environment

Many of the things we do these days require a mix of windows and mac computers to accomplish day to day activities such as developing and testing on different platforms, browsers etc.There are two main ways to approach multi OS workflows:

1. Run on physical separate hardware (multiple computers)
2. Run on one physical computer.
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Backing up your data

Backing-up and managing your digital assets

Whether you are a large or a small company the need for backups of your digital assets is constant. If you are an owner, it probably keeps you awake at least on some nights, and if not, it should (unless you already have a great trusted and trialed system in place).

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Why is it important to backup your digital assets ? Think about all the work you do for your clients, the information that flows through the office, project management documents, and product specifications that get written and adjusted on a daily basis. Ask yourself what would happen if you walk into your office one morning finding out that some “dude” broke into your office and happened to take your file server and a few of your precious Mac Pros? The hardware is most likely insured, and can easily be replaced, but what about the hours, days or even years of work that are on those hard drives ? If you do not have proper offsite backups for your information, it could cause you to go out of business.