Brisa 0.4.1 Released!

Alright! There’s a new Brisa release available to download and install from the Downloads page! Quick note: After tagging the 0.4.0 release in git, I decided to apply some security updates to the Rails version, so 0.4.1 is the release to use - 0.4.0 wasn’t built :) The process for creating a release is getting easier. Starting to commit changes more quickly. I’d really like to create a Build doc so users can stay on the bleeding edge, but the PoiJS builder requires some patches in order to build correctly. [Read More]

Notifications, Kanbans and more - Status March 2019

It’s been a busy month or so! Brisa has some serious beta testers and it’s helping to focus on the needs of teams and larger product/project management. The feedback has been amazing! Brisa is getting close to a 0.4.0 release :) Pretty excited for this! But this is a status update, so on with it! Notifications Notifications are live, so it’s much easier to keep up with what’s going on in your groups. [Read More]

What makes Brisa different?

There are so many project management tools available. Why another one? First, how is Brisa similar to other apps? It has the standard kanban interface you’d expect from an app that tracks tasks. You can use the single-row Kanban, similar to Trello and many others, or the slightly more advanced swim lanes to have multiple groups (such as grouped by priority, or by the person performing the task, etc). [Read More]

The Brisa Story

I don’t know about you, but I can procrastinate with the best. If I have a large task or project to accomplish, it feels like complete overload and it’s difficult to focus, or even begin, taking it on. I do know there are things that help me get to that ready state, and Brisa is that and more. How do you plan? Do you handle big tasks with just a simple list and solve problems creatively in your head? [Read More]

Live Updates, Comments, and more - Status February 2019

The Brisa blog went quiet at the end of 2018, but work on it did not! There were a number of large application updates! Live Updates Added the initial live updates code. This is very useful when working with others, or even using Brisa on multiple devices. Still plenty of work to make sure all changes show up, but it’s a great start! Kanban and Sheet Bug Fixes A lot of kanban and sheet bug fixes. [Read More]

Status Update - November 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!

Status Updates - October 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: Group support has been added! They can be used to share with others, or just to separate major projects. 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. [Read More]

Client API Libraries, Auth, and more. Status Update - September 2018

Sep 28: The Python and JavaScript client libraries are both fully auto-generated now! Sep 8: 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. [Read More]

Status Updates - August 2018

August 31 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 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. [Read More]

Brisa Launched!

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. [Read More]