Colloq’s Blog

  1. Updates for Sprint 33 – 36

    Since our last blog entry we’ve done a lot but not writing another update for you. It’s time to tell you the current status.

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  2. Our Latest Update on Sprint 32

    Last week we shifted from writing about our progress on Twitter to explaining what we do in more detail here on our blog. Today we want to share the latest updates on our current and upcoming sprint with you.

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  3. Why We Don’t Publish Our Sprint Goals On Twitter Anymore

    A few weeks ago we started to tweet our Sprint goals and after a Sprint we posted whether we achieved it or not. This week we stopped doing that and we want to tell you why. While we believe openness is key to our service, Twitter is not the right decision to share complex information such as project progress in a very short message.

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  4. Safari’s <details>/<summary> rem font-size issue

    Current Safari versions have weird issues with the rem unit that can be hard to debug. For reference, we write about weird font-sizing in Safari when using a &lt;details&gt; element on a website. This blog article is about WebKit Bug 173876.

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  5. Securing Platform Stability With Acceptance Testing

    Building a brand new service means a lot of changes in the beginning. Definitions change, permission models change, and modules get refactored often. At some point we got the feeling that we’re not sure if all the permissions were implemented as per definition. For some components we realised that we didn’t even have a definition at all. Writing Acceptance tests helps us building a more robust platform.

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  6. The Tools We Use To Stay Afloat

    Like many people we’re used to working with Jira and other big tools for project management. These tools work quite well for large projects and teams. But at Colloq where we are only three people, using Jira would hinder our productivity—it’s too complex for our use case. This is the story about what tools we use and how we make them work for us.

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  7. Remote Managing A Side-Project Across The Globe

    Most of us know that running a side-project can be a daunting and rather difficult task to successfully manage, even and especially on your own. For a project involving three people, all working on client projects in parallel, making progress on a side-project is a challenge. We learned this the hard way, and here’s how we turned it around…

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  8. Hello World. Hello Colloq.

    The story of Colloq began at a conference. We’ve been frequently going to conferences for a few years now and always talked about a better way to preserve the content that conferences produce. It made us realise that none of us was satisfied with the existing offers and that it was time to do something about it. On April 1st we published our first landing page.

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