Michael posted last week about A Developer Dashboard for All Your Tools. He showed how you can use custom tabs to display external Web pages in your Assembla space. This is a cheap trick with powerful effects on focusing attention. In this article we will explain how to set up a custom tab.
Go to your Admin tab and select "Tools". You will find the following panel:
Click on the button to add a new tab to the top of your space. Select the new tab. You will see a form where you can configure it.
Now, sort your tab into the position that you want. You can go back to the Admin tab and select Appearance. You will see a Navigation panel where you can drag your tabs into the order you want.
I get a management report with key financial numbers on a Google spreadsheet. After moving it to a custom tab, I look at it more frequently.
As you can see below, we put Jenkins in a custom tab, and we used our Jenkins oAuth plugin to log viewers into Jenkins with their Assembla accounts.
We keep a lot of monitoring tools in our tab bar: