Gliff Notes

By Liza Mock on Mar 24, 2017 in Let's Talk Tech,Stories
Gliff Notes

Enjoy our weekly roundup of the techiest tech news from the interwebs. Shiny, New Things Legos in places and configurations you’ve never imagined? Yes please! We can’t wait for Nimuno Loops – The Toy Block Tape  New Development Welcome Intel’s Optane — a super speedy SSD and RAM unit that boasts faster performance and longer life: Intel’s incredible new…

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Why trust is the ultimate tool for top growth managers

By Mary Nielsen on Feb 21, 2017 in Stories

Trust has always been paramount to success. Take the Greeks. They won the Trojan War by leveraging the Trojans’ firm belief in the gods. They trusted the Trojans would accept the gift, and in doing so, infiltrated the impenetrable walled-city. Had the Trojans lacked faith in the gods, had the Greeks lacked trust in clever…

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A Diagram’s worth a thousand Words

By Mary Nielsen on Dec 13, 2016 in Stories
yay_gliffy

This post is brought to you by our friend Brad Hanks. Brad is a veteran marketing consultant. He currently works at ZipBooks, bookkeeping services for small businesses.  At Zipbooks, we’ve found a diagram is the perfect way to convey information quickly and succinctly. If you’ve ever had to navigate a user manual without a single image, then you…

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Introducing Gliffy Embed

gliffyembed

A quick outline of what you can expect using Gliffy’s latest product feature: embedding diagrams.  In October we released some pretty groovy team features including private sharing and commenting. Our efforts were focused on helping teams work better together. But instead of that nose-to-the-grindstone get-work-done-faster attitude, we wanted to support teams when it came to really…

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User Story: Mapping it out with Gliffy

By Mary Nielsen on Oct 26, 2016 in Stories
Choose your own misery

Writers map out complex story arcs with Gliffy to stay on the same page. Last year, we featured an awesome user story highlighting talented (and pretty hilarious) writers Jilly Gagnon and Mike MacDonald. Here’s the skinny: Jilly and Mike collaborated across thousands of miles using Gliffy to create their book Choose Your Own Misery. In…

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How to Add Diagrams to Your Blog

By Liza Mock on Apr 12, 2016 in Stories,Tips and Tricks
How to be a better blogger

Blogs are one of life’s great equalizers. Anyone with access to a computer can create one. They can be about anything. And readers have total control when it comes to whether they choose to look on or look away. Blogs open up little corners of people’s lives to those whose lives are very different. Perhaps…

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The Turtle and the Hare: A Recap of 3 Days of Downtime

By Eric Chiang on Mar 25, 2016 in Stories

Like many companies, Gliffy has been on a journey to migrate our services to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform. In fact, our latest Atlassian add-on product, Gliffy Diagrams in JIRA Cloud, was built from the ground up using an IaaS and architected as a collection of microservices enabled by Docker.

Being pragmatic, we chose to migrate pieces of our Gliffy Online (GO) platform towards this architecture over time rather than take on a complete rewrite. Therefore, the bulk of our GO infrastructure still resides at a fully-managed hosting provider. It was this part of our infrastructure that suffered downtime as a result of a simple human error.

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Can Google Drive Replace Microsoft Word?

By Liza Mock on Mar 16, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech,Stories
GDrive v. Word

We at Gliffy consider ourselves to be a tech-forward office. We’re usually up on the latest gadgets, software, games and Kickstarter campaigns. And while Gliffy diagrams can be added to Word, PowerPoint and Google Drive with equal ease, most of us will choose Google Drive over Microsoft hands down. Is it really because one is…

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How to Create UML Diagrams with Gliffy

By Zack Kushner on Mar 04, 2016 in Stories,Tips and Tricks
UML - Final

Drawing UML diagrams with Gliffy is easy regardless of which type of diagram you want to create. All you need to do is spend a couple of minutes playing with the intuitive Gliffy interface and you’ll be diagramming like a pro. In this UML diagram creation walk-through we’ll assemble a package diagram, but these same…

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Top 10 PowerPoint Hacks

By Liza Mock on Mar 02, 2016 in Stories,Tips and Tricks
Djedi PP blog

Love it or hate it, Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most popular applications for creating and giving presentations. According to a survey conducted in 2015, more than a quarter of people see at least one presentation per day in any given work week. That’s almost twice as many as six years ago. Knowing how…

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