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Brisa Development

Brisa is meant to be extensible. That is accomplished in a few ways:

  • A simple, powerful API to help you customize the experience or automate processes.
  • A pluggable board system that allows developers to build unique boards that solve specific tasks.
  • A simple backend with a flexible data storage model.

Brisa API

Brisa is an API-first app. In addition, client libraries are auto-generated for Ruby, Python, and JavaScript. That means you don't have to worry about libraries becoming outdated if there's not a developer willing to keep it up-to-date.

API Overview

Brisa clients need to know 2 things in order to connect:

  1. The Brisa API endpoint. For the SaaS app, that is https://app.brisaboards.com/brisa. For custom installations, it will be whatever domain or IP you install it on (hopefully SSL-protected!).
  2. The auth key for the connecting user. You can log in using my_client.User.login(user, pass), or you can create revokable user tokens that don't expire.

Once you specify that information, you can begin using the API tools.

What can you do with the API?

Since Brisa is API-first, you can do anything that the web interface does. But some specific examples:

  • Collect information from a website and store it in Brisa. The initial Brisa contact form, as well as beta survey, were both stored in Brisa. The survey even updated individual fields so it could be viewed as a visitor filled out the survey!
  • Write command line tools and helpers. Need a quick task list? You could build something like:
    my_todo -a "Get milk"
    my_todo -l
    The entries would be visible in Brisa so you could use the CLI or web interface, whichever is most convenient at the moment.