Herogami update: a glipse of what's coming

Friday, June 16, 2017 we plan to release an important update of Herogami.

Herogami's public site gets a major facelift. Herogami is a platform dedicated to software developers. Software professionals are a weird species: we take pleasure in our work and enjoy playing with complex architectures and conceptual problems. The new public website celebrates the craft and the importance of doing great work together.

The Herogami application gets a complete redesign to increase the visibility of the essential UI elements and increase overall clarity. Less fuss and less frills. More emphasis on the important elements of the user interface like its menus and its commands. Defer to content is the guiding principle and content therefore gets all the space it deserves.

The new burndown chart in the project dashboard reports the trend of the current sprint. Both for stories and issues. We have worked to ensure quick access to the definition of sprint duration, which you can edit directly from the burndown chart.

New dashboard for the current sprint and your backlog. The dashboard highlight and summarize the trend of activities in the current sprint and the composition of the backlog, with particular regards to project priorities. Both dashboards include numerous graphic elements for immediate understanding of the progress of your projects.

New calendar widget in the project dashboard. The new widget highlights the beginning and end of stories and issues, as well as the start and end of sprints and other scheduled events.

Numerous bug fixes and general system performance enhancements. Each release is a very important opportunity to improve the quality of the software and even on this occasion we have not missed the option of making improvements.

The Tasks section is removed. Most of our users requested that Herogami adheres to Agile practices where stories and issues capture planned activities in projects, making other entities such as tasks or to-do's basically irrelevant. Hence the removal. We don't miss them but for customers that we're used to Tasks, the section will still be available although hidden: please contact customer service to get the link to the section and migrate Task in Stories or Issues, accordingly.

In the latest months, our team has performed all the tests required to avoid regressions and ensure a quick and smooth transition to the new platform. We look forward to knowing what Herogami users think.

Stay tuned for important updates, then, in the next couple of days. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we are already doing. Herogami has always been faithful to the vision of providing powerful yet very easy to use software that does not require complex configuration and administration tasks like many of competing products.

Herogami's guiding design principle is there's no time to read he f***ing manual. We have made every effort to guarantee our customers that Herogami reflects this vision in the next coming update and in the years to come.

Grumpy Herogami, Architect

14 Jun 2017