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Collaborative Online Scrum Tool Using Websockets, Node.js, jQuery, and CSS3

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scrumblr

what is it

scrumblr is a web-based simulation of a physical agile kanban board that supports real-time collaboration. it is built using node.js, websockets (using socket.io), CSS3, and jquery. i hope you like it.

Wellca Board

you can play with a demo here:

And view a video here:

use scrumblr

if you'd like to use scrumblr go to scrumblr.ca. new boards are made simply by modifying the url to something unique. e.g. your team could use a shared board at: http://scrumblr.ca/thisisoursecretboard23423242

alternatively, you can follow the instructions below to setup scrumblr yourself. it is very simple -- it just uses redis and node.js.

if you are a developer, please fork and submit changes/fixes.

browser support

scrumblr works on up to date chrome and firefox browsers. enable websockets for optimal performance. tested mainly on chrome for osx. this was not designed for browser support. use chrome for this app.

design philosophy

my goal was to avoid buttons and ui (almost everything is edit in place or draggable). everything should be discoverable (no "help"). the look is meant to be as close as possible to Well.ca's real sprint board. see picture below. many of the decisions were to make the app look and feel as much as possible like well.ca's real sprint board -- you may find this annoying but we find it kinda funny.

Wellca Board

how to install and run on your own computer (linux/osx)

  • install redis v2.2.2
  • install node.js >= 0.4.7
  • install npm (if you're running node.js v0.6.3 or newer it's already installed!)
  • cd to the scrumblr directory; you should see server.js and config.js and other files.
  • run npm install
  • If you get errors about express, you may need to change in package.json to have "express": ">=2.4.x",
  • run redis redis-server
  • run scrumblr node server.js 80 where "80" is the port you have opened in your firewall and want scrumblr to run on.
  • open a browser to http://localhost:80 where "80" is the port you chose in the previous step.

license

scrumblr is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

scrumblr is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

the images used in scrumblr, however are licensed under cc non commercial noderivs:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

author

ali asaria - well.ca - ali [at] well.ca

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