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Diversity is an advantage in business and product development

Published by on August 15, 2013.

In the past, I’ve tweeted out that Sprint.ly was looking to diversify our applicant pool and was actively hiring developers. If you’ve been following, or engaging in, the conversation around diversity in technology and software development, you probably have a good idea of what the responses looked like. I don’t want to spend time covering the […]

Sprintly releases paper format for in-person story creation

Published by on April 1, 2013.

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Announcing Sprintly: Paper Edition

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At Sprintly, our mission is to help you seamlessly interact with your coworkers. A key aspect of this is that we allow people to work in the way that best suits them. If you’re a developer, we have command line tools and deep GitHub integration. If you’re on the business side, we have rich email […]

Agile Anti-Patterns in Non-Blocking Development

Published by on February 20, 2013.

At Sprintly we’re big fans of shipping. So much so that we militantly remove anything that stands in our way of shipping, including process. “You can’t ship process.” – Ethan Kaplan, VP of Product at Live Nation Our approach, which we call Non-Blocking Development, isn’t so much a methodology as it is a pragmatic approach […]

Visions of a Post-Agile World

Published by on January 29, 2013.

When I first started programming in the late 1990s my toolset was comparable to that of a manufacturer a hundred years ago; we were forced in those early days of the web to build everything ourselves. Need web framework? PHPNuke was the best thing going. Need a server? Build them yourself or buy some. Need […]

Pull Request Integration

Published by on October 5, 2012.

Starting today, you can now reference and close tickets from within your GitHub pull requests. To make it work, you will need to link your Github account with Sprint.ly and mention an item using our SCM command syntax. We’ll update the ticket with a link back to the relevant pull request. When that branch gets merged, we’ll mark […]

Nerd Alert: Sprintly’s Continuous Integration

Published by on May 10, 2012.

A few of our customers have asked for more details about the technology that makes Sprint.ly tick behind the scenes. As a result, we’re going to be writing a series of “Nerd Alert” posts covering our technology stack and other hackery we’re working on. Here at Sprint.ly our mission is to make people more efficient. […]

Introducing: Bitbucket & Beanstalk support

Published by on January 23, 2012.

Overwhelmingly so, our most popular feature since our beta launch has been the GitHub integration. Developers love the ability to not have to come back to Sprint.ly to mark an item as complete. Our continued mantra is that Sprint.ly must fit into your workflow, rather than interrupt it. In our continued quest to keep workflows […]