New community tools

Hi all !

We recently set up some new tools for the Cobalt Community to work together. We wanted something more than just the issue tracker. And we needed to outsource the Cobalt sprints plans, that we hosted previously internally @kristal.io

So we have decided to give a try to Taiga.io : A new scrum/kanban tool out there. Free for OpenSource projects; there are public projects too.

We used it for the 0.4 release and filled it with our roadmap for the next sprints. Check it out :

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We also wanted something cool to talk together. Something between skype and the old IRC. We gave a try to Slack.com which seems to do a great job.

If you want to join us on Slack, drop us a line at contact@cobaltians.org and we will invite you !

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We hope those tools will suit our needs. If you have any suggestions, just tell us, we are listening :)

 

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A little bit of history

In this article, I will explain you how and when Cobalt idea has emerged. It seems so long ago but it was only 3 years ago.

The Cobalt idea emerged back in 2012. At this time, we were building mobile apps in a small french company named Haploid. We used almost only native technology, we had 1 expert per OS and one or two “challengers” on each platform. It worked well… for a while.

Continue reading A little bit of history

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Cobalt 0.4

We are pleased to announce the release of Cobalt 0.4!

The most outstanding news about this release is probably the new CLI, a major tool we wanted for months!

To give you a glimps, the following commands will create your new Cobalt app from one of our samples:

We also bring some changes in the JavaScript API for a simpler usage and enhanced application debugging.

Find out everything in this release on GitHub.

Hope you will enjoy it !

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