Use Confluence for blogging and outline your blog process

It's important to create a blog requirements doc and make it available to all your blog authors. Also, by creating a blog page template you can help your writers get started and ensure consistency. Confluence lets you do both, which centralizes your blog process guidelines and standardizes your blog posts. The benefits of doing this are too numerous to list here, so read on!

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Any team that slings code for a living deals with service issues. They know all too well the hated red alert... the dreaded text in the middle of the night... the loathsome ping from a coworker telling them that $#!π just hit the fan. But what separates good services from great services is the ability to recover swiftly with minimal affect on users. And a big factor in swift recovery is ChatOps.

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Are you on one of those teams that finds all kinds of ways to stretch the limits of its development tools? If you're at a big company, working on big projects stored in big repositories – possibly repos that are shared with teammates across multiple continents – the answer is probably "yes". Using Git at massive scale can be so inefficient that it poisons your team's productivity. So I want to bring you up to speed on the antidote we've developed. It's called smart mirroring, and it's now available in Bitbucket Data Center.

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Start real-time planning with live plans in Portfolio for JIRA

Live Plans is a new type of real-time planning experience in Portfolio for JIRA. By loading data dynamically from JIRA Software, Live Plans lets you plan in real time and be assured that everything is always up to date. We invite you to try out the new Live Plans feature and pioneer the experience with us.

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Making the shift to behavior driven development

Many years ago, some smart people devised a better way to develop software quickly and with high quality using a test-first methodology in place of a traditional requirements-driven approach. But businesses quickly realized it didn’t give them the visibility and coverage they needed for the most important business cases in their systems. So, a variant was born called behavior driven development (BDD). Now, organizations could push features quickly with quality AND confidence that they met end user expectations.

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At Atlassian, we strive to bridge the gap between software and marketing by using the same tools: JIRA Software and JIRA Core. That is, both teams collaborate in the same JIRA instance so our marketing team is aware of what the software team is up to, and vice versa. This breaks down walls between teams, and everyone stays informed and in sync. Marketing teams know if a product is on time and can manage their tasks and timelines, and software teams can provide updates while staying focused on their work. Read more about what's possible, and how a global admin can help these two teams get in sync using JIRA Core and JIRA Software.

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