Time Cockpit Blog

Architects call the central idea or concept of a building "parti". You can think of parti as the big idea behind an architectural design. Without a parti, agile and iterative development can quickly ruin your software's architectural design. Read more about the concept of the parti and how it translates to software.  Read more ...


This month we have added a much requested feature to the HTML5 time tracking calendar: creating new time sheet entries with drag & drop.  Read more ...


If you want to import a single Excel or CSV file, time cockpit's Importer Module probably offers exactly what you need. However, you might need to regularly import multiple files depending on each other (e.g. projects and customers where each project row contains a reference to a customer row). Wouldn't it be nice to have this import automated so you can trigger it with a single click? This is possible using time cockpit's scripting language.  Read more ...


Granted, time tracking is not one of our customers' favorite tasks. However, it has to be done for accounting, because of legal obligations, etc. But does it have to be like this? Is it possible to differentiate from ones competition with an outstanding time tracking organization and software? Our partner softaware believes in that and has built a "Software Diary". It uses time cockpit behind the scenes.  Read more ...


May has been the second month in a row where we focused our development efforts predominantly on the new HTML5 time tracking calendar. We think the calendar has reached a state where it provides real value even for productive time booking. Give it a try, we would love to hear your feedback.  Read more ...


Today Microsoft Austria and I wanted to do a webinar concerning information security in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Unfortunately there were technical problems with the platform on which the webinar should have taken place. Therefore we had to cancel it. In this blog article I share a video with the content I wanted to present.  Read more ...


In last month’s blog article I described how to import data from Visual Studio Online into time cockpit. In contrast to the usual pull approach, I showed how to import data into time cockpit with Webhooks using a push approach. In this article I want to talk about how to integrate on premise systems like Microsoft Dynamics Navision or CRM with time cockpit using Hybrid Connections.  Read more ...


At Techorama conference in Belgium I do a session for developers who heard about Docker and wonder why it would be relevant for them. What is different about Docker? Why could it be useful for web developers? How can it be used on Azure? It is a Docker intro session in which I demo the application of Docker in web development scenarios. In this blog post I share my slides and samples.  Read more ...


OWIN decouples ASP.NET web application from a specific web server like IIS. At this year's dotnet Cologne conference I spent an hour speaking about the fundamental ideas of OWIN. Additionally, I showed how the OWIN concepts translate to ASP.NET 5. As this was a code-only talk, I recorded the sessions. In this post you find the video (German).  Read more ...


Changing the UI technology from WPF/Silverlight to HTML/JavaScript in a large project is a real challange especially for a rather small team like ours. At this year's dotnet Cologne conferenceI did a session about the architectural decisions we made. Additionally, I spoke about how we organize the project so that it can run smoothly side by side to our daily business.  Read more ...