Time Cockpit Blog - Rainer Stropek

It feels like yesterday when we moved into our first single-room office in the Techcenter Linz a few years ago. Meanwhile our team has grown rapidly. Therefore, some month ago we decided it was time to change. No sooner said than done: We decided to look for a new home for the time cockpit team.

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Agile principles have become quite popular in software development. The approach has proven to be successful many times. Frameworks for agile development like Scrum are not at all limited to software development. Still, the agile approach can rarely be found outside of this domain. We think, that’s a pity.

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A common scenario in time cockpit is assigning different permissions to team leaders and team members. Team leaders should see all time sheet records of all members whereas team members should only see their own records. In this blog post you learn how you can set up this logic in time cockpit within a few minutes.

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Did you ever ask yourself how you are doing in terms of time tracking compared to other people? This test unveils your time tracking fitness level. Try it. It's fun and you might get ideas how you could enhance your existing time tracking practice.

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AngularJS has become a very popular web development framework. Now that Telerik made Kendo UI open source, this framework is a possible alternative for many web developers. Learn about the differences and similarities.

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I have already posted an end-to-end sample showing Visual Studio "Monaco" with TypeScript and AngularJS in the past. For an event in Graz (Austria) I created an additional sample showing how to use Git, Grunt, and Jasmine unit testing with "Monaco".

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OData is based on REST but adds necessary standards for fully fledged data APIs. Metadata, URI-based query language, standardized data representation formats (JSON and XML), OData has it all. This is an introduction to OData. If you have never used OData and you wonder whether it is relevant for you, this talk could be interesting for you.

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In this blog post, I would like to summarize a talk I gave at the JavaScript Day of the International PHP Conference in Berlin 2014. The idea of the talk is to demonstrate the power of NodeJS + TypeScript + AngularJS.

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For time cockpit we have decided to bet the farm on OData instead of a custom web api. PragmatiQa's XOData shows what you get for free because of time cockpit supporting OData.

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Regularly, customers ask us how to send emails when certain things happen in time cockpit (e.g. project runs out of budget, user creates time sheet record for a month that has already been billed, etc.). In this blog post we show how this can be done with a few lines of script code and our OData Web API.

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Rainer Stropek

Rainer Stropek

Co-founder, architect, developer

Bio

I am co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and have been serving this role since 2008. At software architects my team and I are developing the award-winning SaaS solution time cockpit. Previously, I founded and led IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solutions based on the Microsoft technology stack.

In my work I focus on .NET development and software architecture. I have written some books and articles on C#, database development, Windows Azure, Windows 8 development, WPF, and Silverlight. Regularly I speak at conferences, do workshops and conduct trainings in Europe and the US. Since 2010 I have been MVP for Windows Azure.

I graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and hold a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).

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