“Openings teach you openings.

Endgames teach you chess!”

Stephan Gerzadowicz, Chess Master

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Endgame Chess is our version of the capstone project for The Firehose Project, an intensive 15 week programming bootcamp. We are Team Endgame, 5 junior developers with different backgrounds working remotely to build the best chess app we can. With the support of our mentor, Travis Johnston, we followed Agile Methodology with weekly stand-ups to plan our sprints, kept our code in check using Git, and made sure everything worked with an extensive test suite. Some highlights include:

Open Source, Standards Driven, Full Service

Endgame Chess is a proud member open source community. You can view all of our code on GitHub. Additionally, Endgame Chess is built using open source tools.

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All of our business logic is written in Ruby

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Rails is the foundation of Endgame Chess, bringing so many useful tools and conventions to make building it from scratch fast

Our team followed standard Agile and SCRUM methodologies, having a weekly virtual stand up to plan the week's sprints. We developed a solid test suite using Test Driven Design and used Rubocop to enforce best-practices in code style.

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We used Trello as an Agile board to keep track of the progress of all of our tickets

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Slack kept our team in constant communication

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Rubocop analyzed our code for style and best-practices

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Screenhero made it easy to pair program remotely

We were dedicated to finding the right tool for the job. Each of these services are best-in-class, allowing us to focus on developing Endgame Chess.

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Heroku's Cloud Application Platform hosts the production version of Endgame Chess

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GitHub was used extensively to display new work with pull requests, allow for comments during code review, and track issues as they came up

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Travis CI

Travis CI runs our Continuous Integration and our Continuous Deployment

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Pusher uses Websockets to allow us to have real-time updates for pieces for both players

The Team

Adam 53f9fcb32964b931edcd230a2ebc39ac823155a73193f45d92d4438bd2cae621

Adam D (@addstar34)

Aziz 15c64701c63ef0bd4834eb3d0ffe7ed66297793ba30caf345c10143e03541c30

Aziz Sharipov (@gagaception)

Jonathan 7b5ef345ed193d87df8675bcdfd19b77e52b2239f13f2cb6db7a2ed397f7b068

Jonathan Pike (@jonathanpike)

Ronny e86f87c871785a9c071a9cd43b1d9a37bb94d0edc7a4a029c036ee85bf9c77f2

Ronny Almog (@ronny2205)

Take 08b6b475ad16cbbc6b016b3a50c331ee9316e79977cadc5e6504507865f91f26

Takehiro Mouri (@takehiromouri)