Time Cockpit Blog

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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This month we improved sync handling in time cockpit's full client and added support for booking compensatory time. The June 2014 version is fully compatible down to version March 2013 (1.10) so team members need not to upgrade all at the same time.

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Time cockpit has been able to handle overtime agreements for quite a long time. However, many customers have told us that they would like a function to explicitly book compensatory time so that their time sheet calendar would not be empty on such a day. We added this function to time cockpit in the latest release.

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Last week I learned a lesson about the agile approach in such critical projects the hard way. I had an accident with my mountain bike. I fell directly on my shoulder and I immediately knew that it wasn’t just a bruise. X-ray and CAT scanner showed that it was a complex fracture. Now what has that to do with agile development? It turned out that the shoulder surgery I needed would be agile.

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In this article we address 5 topics you should consider before and during a project for automating administrative business processes. Additionally, we point out some functions in time cockpit that can help you in such projects.

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