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Yammer Ruby Gem

One of our core premise when creating road.ly has always been: “leave the world in a better place than the way you found it”. It can seem a bit strange when you consider that we are a web startup that’s focusing on product management and product managers. However, a consequence of this, is that we strongly believe in open source. We build our software to run on a stack that’s mostly powered by open source software (Linux, postgres, ruby, rails, etc). And our way to be true to our values is to release the Yammer Ruby Gem under an open source license (MIT).

We haven’t been working on road.ly for long however, even before we are ready to launch our app, we are already contributing back. We have a lot of people to thank, in particular everyone that created the awesome Twitter Ruby Gem as we built ours based on their great work (standing on the shoulders of giants).

This Gem allows a ruby developer to use the Yammer API pretty seamlessly. A key part of the design is to simplify and reduce the complexity of interacting with external APIs. We have taken the same approach as the Twitter Gem, simple, concise interfaces that make the interaction with the API simple so you can focus on your logic and application.

The Yammer Ruby Gem is at version 0.1.0, a very early release. We haven’t implemented all the APIs methods, however we wanted to share it from the very beginning, to make sure that our friends, colleagues (and whoever needs it) can make good use of it, extend it, add tests, write documentation, etc. 

    

We are heavy users of Yammer and when we noticed that there wasn’t a recent, currently supported Ruby Gem for the Yammer API, it was clear to us that we needed to create one and share it as soon as we had a working version even when far from complete or comprehensive. 

If you find it useful, consider contributing to it by forking the project on github.

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Yammer Ruby Gem

One of our core premise when creating road.ly has always been: “leave the world in a better place than the way you found it”. It can seem a bit strange when you consider that we are a web startup that’s focusing on product management and product managers. However, a consequence of this, is that we strongly believe in open source. We build our software to run on a stack that’s mostly powered by open source software (Linux, postgres, ruby, rails, etc). And our way to be true to our values is to release the Yammer Ruby Gem under an open source license (MIT).

We haven’t been working on road.ly for long however, even before we are ready to launch our app, we are already contributing back. We have a lot of people to thank, in particular everyone that created the awesome Twitter Ruby Gem as we built ours based on their great work (standing on the shoulders of giants).

This Gem allows a ruby developer to use the Yammer API pretty seamlessly. A key part of the design is to simplify and reduce the complexity of interacting with external APIs. We have taken the same approach as the Twitter Gem, simple, concise interfaces that make the interaction with the API simple so you can focus on your logic and application.

The Yammer Ruby Gem is at version 0.1.0, a very early release. We haven’t implemented all the APIs methods, however we wanted to share it from the very beginning, to make sure that our friends, colleagues (and whoever needs it) can make good use of it, extend it, add tests, write documentation, etc. 

   

We are heavy users of Yammer and when we noticed that there wasn’t a recent, currently supported Ruby Gem for the Yammer API, it was clear to us that we needed to create one and share it as soon as we had a working version even when far from complete or comprehensive. 

If you find it useful, consider contributing to it by forking the project on github.

Jul
9th
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What is Road.ly?

Road.ly is an application that we’ve been lovingly crafting over the past few months. It’s a yammer application, and it allows Product Managers to look after their product roadmap.

We’ve created Road.ly because we found that creating and maintaining a relevant product roadmap is something that’s really not as delightful as it should be. It’s tough to circulate it to everyone that needs to see it. It’s painful to just keep filling it with more ‘stuff.’ It’s annoying to have it not matched with metrics that matter. It can be difficult understanding the macro direction your product needs to take from with your sprint backlog. And it’s bloody hard to print out a roadmap when you’re using Excel…

So, we decided to try and fix that. 

We hope Road.ly will help with these things. Road.ly is a Yammer application, so you don’t need to get all your colleagues to start using a ‘new’ piece of software. It allows you to discuss each (highlevel) feature with your team and stakeholders right within Yammer…they don’t need to be members of Road.ly to talk back to you. You can also use it yourself…if you don’t want to share your roadmap with others, you can still get great benefits from the application. We’ve actually made it hard to add features, because a roadmap shouldn’t be a feature list.

Road.ly is not ready yet. To hear from us when it goes ‘live’ then subscribe to our mailing list. 

Thanks for your love! :) 

Steve and Bruno