• 10 Must-Have Apps You Should Have in Your Agile Toolchain

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    At Unfuddle we are a distributed team of several software engineers. As a distributed team, we have some common tools we all share, as well as our own personal list of goto apps. These tools help us in our continuous delivery of features, fixes, and new products.


  • Security Update to Git 2.7.4 and OpenSSH 7.2.p2

  • Unfuddle TEN: Addressing Customer Feedback

    Unfuddle TEN development has been going great. And we are getting closer to releasing a roadmap for everyone to see.

    Addressing Customer Feedback

    Before we pull back the covers completely, I want to take the opportunity to address some of the specific concerns that our customers have brought to us — recently and through the years. You have showed up in droves to talk to us about what you really want out of Unfuddle.


  • Why we chose Meteor for Unfuddle TEN

    As many of you know, Unfuddle has been a primarily Ruby shop for the past ten years. We love Ruby. And it has served us exceptionally well.

    However, in the past year, we have really gotten interested in the idea of realtime collaborative interfaces. AgilePad was our first attempt at this. Though we were very attached to Ruby, we began to venture out of the ecosystem to test the state-of-the-art in other development communities. For example AgilePad was built on NodeJS, Angular and Firebase.

    For a few of our other side projects, we chose to use Meteor. And we have fallen in love. Here are just a few of the reasons why.


  • Project Management at the Speed of Thought

    Over the years we have engaged in many "thought experiments". These are experiments to test principles of project management, and their practical application. We came up with these experiments through talking with our customers, and drawing on our own experiences with running dozens of internal projects over the years.

    Project Management at the Speed of Thought

    You may not have heard of AgilePad, but it was one of our experiments that we launched last year. We launched it with little fanfare. AgilePad came from a single observation we had about our team: Despite so many good project management tools, everyone at Unfuddle still kept a bunch of text files on their desktops with random thoughts and todos for various projects. We asked ourselves, "What if we moved those text files to a collaborative environment, and spiced it up with a little syntactic sugar?"


  • Ten Years and Counting

    Ten Years and Counting

    In 2006, we launched Unfuddle. Things were a little different back then...


  • Just Deployed Five Improvements To STACK

    Custom Resolutions

    Just before the close of the year, we improved Unfuddle STACK with some new enhancements. Many of these improvements come from the STACK community, and we are grateful. Your feedback represents the way our customers are using STACK. It guides us in how we make improvements.


  • Living out Loud. Or “Why Teams Fail”.

    Living Out Loud

    At Unfuddle, I have had the privilege of serving countless software development teams, helping them build their best stuff. This has come primarily in the form of developing tools that help them to communicate. It has also come in the form of consulting directly with teams. These roles have put me in a position to see which teams do well and which teams fail.

    Often, we get customers who are looking to Unfuddle as a tool to help solve their communication problems. I am proud to say that it can! But sometimes, teams fail even though they use good tools. Maybe you have the perfectly curated software development stack, the best developers, the end-all-be-all of project management methodologies. But something lacks.


  • Unfuddle ONE updates for February 6, 2015.

    New sign-in options are now available for Unfuddle ONE, as well as updates to the code block syntax. Get the full details on today's update to the Unfuddle ONE app.


  • Updated Unfuddle ONE: multi-line drag and drop and more

    Today, Unfuddle ONE got a few updates that are worth sharing.

    Unfuddle ONE: multiline tasks and code blocks

    First off, tasks are now multiline. This means that when a task is defined, its contents flow to the next task, milestone or section definition (formerly called Bookmarks — see below). This enables some cool functionality such as vertical dragging and dropping in taskboards. Now, when you drag a task between columns or up and down within a column, the task and its contents (the following lines) are all moved automatically within the document. Go ahead and give it a try!