The Semi-Blog

For now, this is a space to mention status updates.

Updates

November 3, 2018

The first full release is available on the Downloads page! Along with:

  • Lots of UI improvements. The card interface is looking much better, and is a bit more clear and usable.
  • The dashboard labels and model list work better.
  • The Install documentation has been updated, and a lot of time was spent to make the process easier!
October 19, 2018

A pretty big update has just been published - try out the demo on the home page to see it in action! There are 2 primary changes:

1. Group support has been added! They can be used to share with others, or just to separate major projects.
2. User interface cleanup. The open views UI wasn't working well (and horrible on mobile), so it has been moved to a sidebar, along with removing the Add icon in the header in favor of individual views implementing it.

Also, a small home page redesign to make it a little friendlier :)

Coming up, work will begin on auto-refreshing views for more effective collaboration, as well as long-term API tokens. Also formulating a plan to add attributes to API objects for better handling of complex data types in client libraries.

September 28, 2018

The Python and JavaScript client libraries are both fully auto-generated now!

September 3, 2018

The Brisa Docs have been updated further, with at least a blurb in each section.

The login and authorization system has been switched to JSON Web Tokens, which will make it significantly easier to build APIs. Along with JWT, work is being done to get back to automated client libraries! The Rails backend now has a tool to generate a Ruby library. I'm hoping JavaScript will be back to auto-gen soon, and Python will come after.

August 31, 2018

The Brisa Docs section of the website is started!

After having some trouble with GitHub wiki formatting, I decided to host the docs on the site for now. A few sections are coming soon: User, Administration, API, and Developers.

August 29, 2018

The Brisa backend code is live on GitHub as well now!

The setup process is pretty difficult and poorly documented, but it will be cleaned up over time.

August 25, 2018

The Brisa frontend code is live on GitHub!

I spent some time cleaning up the code (there's still plenty to do) so it is presentable, and made sure it's quick and painless to get the development environment setup.

Next up, improving the documentation, converting the backend to Ruby on Rails so it's ready for release, and adding Feedback tools to the website and Brisa preview.

August 24, 2018

Launched the website! Creating a home for Brisa to allow people to learn more and try it out.

I started Brisa because I wanted a tool that would make it quick and easy to make notes, organize them, and build on my ideas.

I've worked on quite a few projects over the last few years, but decided to open source this one with the hope that others would find it useful, and could use it freely or build on it.