Input status: February 4th, 2015

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

What is it?

The purpose of Input is to collect actionable feedback from our user base across each channel of our software development process. The application collects feedback and offers a set of analysis methods for looking at the resulting data.

Project site.

This is a status post about Input.


Since the last status report, we did a year-in-review and probably some other emails, so I figured I'd hold off on a status report until mid-January. I missed that by a couple of weeks.


High-level summary:

  1. Lots of fixes and improvements to documentation, git hooks, test infrastructure and setting up development environments

  2. Heartbeat v2

  3. Browser data capture

  4. Upgraded libraries in preparation for upgrading to Django 1.7

  5. Scaffolding for the new Thank You page

  6. Switched from in-house Jenkins to Travis-CI

Thank you to contributors!:

  • Adam Okoye: 3

  • Adrian Gaudebert: 1

  • L Guruprasad: 9

  • Ricky Rosario: 14

  • deshraj: 3

Landed and deployed:

  • a88a25a Ignore the commented lines in commit message before linting it (L. Guruprasad)

  • 1fc67a3 [bug 1110543] Add noscript section (Adam Okoye)

  • 1d608c4 [bug 1116543] Peg pip at 1.5.6

  • 5256b31 Add ihavepower command

  • f9f789a [bug 1116498] Fix date filter API tests

  • c33c398 Improve data migration docs

  • 6d69baf Fix qunit tests; spruce up qunit docs

  • 43ec5da Handle whitespace URLs

  • 0aa0245 Fix commit message lint to gracefully handle empty commit message (L. Guruprasad)

  • fff1101 [bug 1091716] Allow about: and chrome:// URLs in client-side validation (L. Guruprasad)

  • 575fceb Fix jshint errors in generic_feedback.js (L. Guruprasad)

  • 74c3ed8 Remove analytics_flagged view. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 2b58388 [bug 1091716] Update smoketests regarding url validation changes

  • 2e006e9 Remove fjord/analytics/templates/analytics/analyzer/flags.html (Ricky Rosario)

  • 6a1ad6d [bug 1091716] Add smoketest for whitespace in url data

  • 7cf5b3c [bug 1091716] Carry changes over to generic_feedback_dev.js

  • 18e5c89 Nix last vestiges of schematic

  • 6661094 [bug 1114335] Record what happened when purge_data script ran, in journal (L. Guruprasad)

  • 58fcfcf Update purge_data test to cover RemoteTroubleshootingInfo objects

  • 342eac3 [bug 1108156] Upgrade peep and handle pip 6.0

  • de4621e [bug 1119015] Fix API with ES 1.2.4

  • 4c5072b [bug 900992] Update south to 1.0.2

  • 0fd833c [bug 900992] Update south in vendor/ to 1.0.2

  • 565e05d [bug 1093222] Stop using django-cache-machine. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 53d8043 [bug 1093222] Removing django-cache-machine from vendor. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 0a47fdc [bug 1093222] Remove django-cache-machine from peep requirements. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 28ad328 [bug 1116523] Add response ID to session (Adam Okoye)

  • ae85859 [bug 1119972] Fix remote-troubleshooting checkbox

  • 19fd092 back button hit area increased in generic_feedback.html (deshraj)

  • 39a9099 Document how to configure the timezone of the VM to match the host (L. Guruprasad)

  • 55aa382 [bug 1105435] Increasing Hit Target of Back Button (deshraj)

  • 9921759 [bug 1116838] Create waffle flag for thank you page (Adam Okoye)

  • 06e7eb6 Add l10n comment to clarify "Submit" string

  • 33e9f9e No bug - Fixed l10n documentation and added l10n dependencies to vagrant. (Adrian Gaudebert)

  • 1c6eda9 [bug 1122060] add description for heartbeat survey model (L. Guruprasad)

  • 8396274 [bug 1071044] Initial travis setup. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 08baebb [bug 1119305] Upgrade django to 1.6.10

  • 92b275e [bug 1104863] Upgrade to celery v3.1.17 (Ricky Rosario)

  • 1e3bb5c [bug 1123744] Nix jenkins

  • 60553bc [bug 1120952] Fix remotetroubleshooting metrics

  • 16250bf Tweak reverse to allow you to override the locale

  • 7398332 [bug 1124497] Add ResponsePI table and migration

  • 61a57e2 [bug 1124497] Move ResponseTroubleshootingInfo to ResponsePI

  • 899c7a0 [bug 1124497] Delete ResponseTroubleshootingInfo

  • 36eb60b [bug 990777] Add high resolution images for favicon for retina displays (L. Guruprasad)

  • ba498e3 [bug 1126030] Enable CORS for Heartbeat API. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 74dfc6d Handle Windows 10 user agents in sniffer

  • 301e9e5 [bug 1054001] Upgrade to django-browserid v0.11.1 (Ricky Rosario)

  • 2c76974 [bug 1127312] Document how to keep up with changes to fjord (L. Guruprasad)

  • 6fe9630 [bug 934979] Upgrade django rest framework to v2.4.4 (Ricky Rosario)

  • a6b396b [bug 1111641] Enable browser data capture for all locales

  • 94b5292 [bug 1127431] Add survey filtering to hbdata view

  • 15b19b2 [bug 1113171] Remove requests 1.1.0

  • 83079bf [bug 1113171] Upgrade to requests 2.5.1

  • 5f5b93d [bug 1118765] Upgrade jingo to master tip. (Ricky Rosario)

  • 0bb2e56 [bug 1124379] Upgrade peep and un-goofify it

  • b5676cf [bug 1118765] Upgrade waffle to v0.10.1 for django 1.7 (Ricky Rosario)

  • 997702f [bug 1076879] Fix Response indexing retry

  • deaa5eb [bug 1111265] Fix browser data re: products and browsers

  • 540b404 [bug 1111265] Add browser_data_browser to admin and forms

  • 16f0a78 [bug 1119813] Merge browser data ask branch

  • 2ef8099 Update peep to 2.2

Current head: d3fe0fc

Rough plan for the next two weeks

  1. Adam is working on the new Thank You page

  2. Ricky is working on updating all the things so that we can upgrade to Django 1.7

  3. I'm working on fleshing out the Alerts project plan

  4. I'm working on the implementation work for the Gradient Sentiment project

That's it!

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