Hey there, thanks for coming!
I began building Brainfock for myself on local sandbox for personal use, and, as it happens with all passionate developers, I found myself spending more and more weekends on this project. It did not took long to realize it has to go open source, although getting to actual public release is a milestone yet to be conquered.
This blog will be covering important updates on Brainfock development process, releases and other happy news. I look forward to be sharing real experience and, of course, to grow team as we move on with the process.
So what is Brainfock? It’s a web-based tool to plan & manage projects, deals and all kinds of tasks in collaboration with team, or clients. As a developer I’m looking to build a product that will allow to manage any kind of tasks for individual users as well as small and medium businesses: from writing books to closing sales deals.
- Workspaces, Projects, Planning & Milestones, Tickets
- Built-it discussion boards (per project, workspace etc)
- Localization & i18n
- Plugin system & modules system for backend and for web-client
- Powerful user action events system
- User Notification & Notification delivery systems
- Customizable issue types
- Intuitive interface
- Backbone.js/Marionette-powered Web-client
I’m working hard to deliver first version of a product, which is planned to be publicly released early 2015 (release date TBA), and will require PHP 5.4+ & MySql 5+. Application backend is written in Yii Framework, which I’m successfully rockin’ since it’s first release; on frontend side we have a web client built with Backbone/Marionette.js as it’s base. I’m considering adding Node.js (optional?) support later down the road, but at this point it is not planned. I will definitely write another blog post about this.
Please, head to Github for available documentation — I will be releasing more stuff as I go on. One last thing to mention is at this stage Brainfock is a hobby project, and I’m dedicated to it.
For development & advanced deployment, project uses quite a few solutions: Composer for PHP dependency, NPM/Bowel for web-client libraries, Grunt for production deployment.
I will try to keep updates on this blog going, but please excuse me if you will not find new post for couple of days or weeks – the main goal is ready product and public release.
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Sergii ‘Webkadabra’ Gamaiunov, project manager & author, webkadabra.com