Blog posts with tag "spruce"

Spruce 1.1 released

December 12, 2011

I’ve just released a new minor version of Spruce - my open source ASP.NET MVC project for Team Foundation Server. The minor increment fixes…

A new Spruce UI, a big refactor and a release candidate!

October 22, 2011

It’s been roughly a year since I started the Spruce project, back in November 2010. Over the course of a year it’s had a lot of hold-ups and…

Using Spruce on a different web server from TFS

October 16, 2011

One of the big issues I’ve come up against when developing Spruce has been using the website on a different web server from the one TFS runs…

A brand new Spruce filter UI (that I then made redundant)

June 05, 2011

After feedback from both developers and non-developers in my company about the current filter UI in Spruce, it was obviously time to ditch…

Three months later in Spruce…

June 01, 2011

Not much has changed on this blog since March, no new posts have appeared. The main reason for this has been, amongst other things, my focus…

The new Spruce solution structure

March 02, 2011

I’m quite anally retentive when it comes to folder structure in Visual Studio projects: I like to keep all C# source and site assets in a…

Supported search syntax in Spruce

February 28, 2011

For anyone reading the blog you may be wondering and be slightly bemused as to why there’s so many (Spruce) blog posts and yet such a…

Spruce: From Irony.NET to GoldParser

February 21, 2011

In the last post I was all geared up and ready to write my search engine parser with the Irony framework. As has happened a fews times to me…

Starting on Spruce's irony-powered search parser

February 14, 2011

After a few months off to eat a lot of food, I’m returning to do more dev work on Spruce. Picking up where I left off, the first…

A UI redesign for Spruce

January 27, 2011

After spending a week with the existing design, and having a sniff around the web at project management sites I began to realise the…

Spruce features from 0.1 to 0.9

January 05, 2011

The following list is the features I’m aiming to implement between version 0.1 and 0.9. Search is a fairly critical one so this will be top…

Installing the Spruce alpha

December 08, 2010

The installation of (the current version of Spruce when this post was written) is very straightforward: You need TFS 2010, it won’t work…

Spruce screenshots

November 29, 2010

Nothing says progress like screenshots, so here’s 6 that give a general flavour of Spruce. It’s currently making heavy use of jQuery…

WorkItems that spruce supports: tasks, bugs, issues

November 09, 2010

The flexibility and arguably the over complexity of TFS versus other online bug tracking software is its ability to create custom work item…

Some base principles for Spruce

November 04, 2010

There’s 7 ‘guiding principles’ I’ve laid down for Spruce: 1. Attractive and easy to use UI It’d be nice to have a professional designer…

A new web front end for Team Foundation Server

November 03, 2010

Team Foundation Server has had some great improvements since the 2005 and 2008 versions, including a plethora of new link types for…