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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

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Monday July 18, 2005
11:45 AM

App::HWD: The How We Doin'? project tracking tool

[ #25766 ]
I've just released App::HWD 0.01 to CPAN. It's a project tracking tool based on the concepts that I discussed in my YAPC talk, and will be discussing at OSCON. It's not at all documented right now, but I'm interested to see if anyone's interested. It's very simple, and meant for being able to be tracked in Subversion. You have a schedule file that has tasks:

---Add new columns to track by type (#101, 2h)
---Add new columns to record new checkout features (#102, 2h)
---Add FK constraints between FOOHEAD and FOODETAIL (#103, 2h)
---Add FK constraints between FOOHEAD and BARDETAIL (#104, 2h)

---Create migration script to modify table automatically (#105, 2h)

--Review (#106, 1h)
--Refactor (#107, 1h)

--Review (#108, 1h)
--Refactor (#109, 1h)

and then people do work on them (the X says the task is done)

Bruce    7/14    223  1.5
Bruce    7/14    188  2
Bruce    7/15    223  3 x
Bruce    7/15    187  1
Bruce    7/15    188  1

Bob    7/11    127 .5
Bob    7/11    108 .75 X
Bob    7/11    106 .25 X
Bob    7/11    111 .5 X
Bob    7/11    127 1.5 X
Bob    7/11    110 .25 X
Bob    7/11    117 1

and then hwd glomps them together and reports:

190   14               API Pod Docs
191    4               Review
192   14               Tests
193   21               Code
194    4               Refactor
195    2   2    X      Tests
196    3   3    X      Code
197    1               Refactor
198    4   3.25 X      API Pod Docs
199    1               Review
200    2   2    X      Tests
201    3   1           Code
202    1               Refactor

I'm going to be adding switches so we can remove completed tasks, and give weekly totals for a velocity chart. If anyone actually wants to write the velocity chart, let me know.

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  • I'm interested to see if anyone's interested

    Kinda :-)

    There's too much manual updating of check boxes for my tastes. I tend to try and get milestones associated with failing tests as quickly as possible, so then all I have to do is track the pass/fail on the acceptance tests.

    One of the things that I keep meaning to add to Test::Class (or maybe something at the Test::Builder level) is a way to annotate individual tests / test methods like you can in NUnit or JUnit 4.x so I can more easily reverse engi

  • I'm also kinda interested. It would be important for me that that the data structure formats be flexible: straight Perl or YAML by design.

    Our time entries are formatted in XML and/or PostgreSQL, and translating that into a tab-delim format seems like a pain.

    We have developed a web-based project tracking tool that we are using in-house, but it is too specific to us to be of general use to others at the moment.