Archives for Alex Loddengaard

Improvements to the Plugin Exchange for Plugin Developers

As part of the Atlassian Developer Relations Team's goal to make our plugin developers successful, we're pleased to share with you several small improvements we've made to the Atlassian Plugin Exchange. We're confident that many of these features will help your plugins on the exchange get more usage. Take a look. Plugins Just Got Social We've added Facebook and Twitter share links to the plugin details page, allowing customers to more easily share plugins with their friends. We expect these buttons

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Better Plugin Administration with the Universal Plugin Manager 1.5

The Universal Plugin Manager (UPM) is a tool we've created to help you discover, install and manage plugins. We announced the UPM about a year ago, and with the newest release of Bamboo 3.1 the UPM is now bundled and shipping with our entire pluggable product portfolio. The UPM has come a long way since we first announced it. We'd like to share with you some exciting new features in the just-released UPM 1.5, available today. Automatic Plugin Update Checks UPM 1.5 keeps administrators more up-to-date

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Announcing Our Awesome Codegeist Winners!

Two months ago we started the fifth installment of Codegeist, our plugin coding competition. Plugin developers had six weeks to hack on their plugins and enter to win cash prizes totally $45,000. Announcing this Year's Codegeist Winners Today we're excited to share with you this year's Codegeist winners. The competition was fierce, plugin developers competing against 60 awesome submissions, making this Codegeist the biggest ever. And the submission quality was very high, with beautiful, fun,

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Codegeist Submissions are Closed, Bring On the Votes

Yesterday was the last day to submit a plugin to Codegeist, our plugin coding competition. But the contest isn't over just yet! You still have time to get votes! Get Votes and Win Cash Three of the four prize categories will be chosen by Atlassian judges, based on usefulness, creativity, elegance, and completeness. The judges have 60 entries to go through, so they'll use votes to help them sort through the entries. The fourth prize category, the Community Prize, will be given away to the highest

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Last Weekend of Codegeist, Last Weekend of Hacking for $45k

Codegeist is winding down, with only one more weekend left to submit your chance at winning your share of the $45,000 in cash prizes we're awarding to the winning entries, the two largest prizes being $15,000 each! You have until this Monday, 5/16, at 11:59pm PDT to submit your Codegeist entry! Sure, the cash prizes are a huge upside for entering the competition, but don't forget about the free t-shirt you'll get just for submitting, and also the chance to try two new technologies we've released

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Flowdock: A Communication Layer for Confluence

Continue to use all your favorite tools and make them better by bringing your actions into the conversation in Flowdock. Updates from your issue tracker, changes from your version control system, deployments, and most importantly activity from your wiki - they're all a big part of the working conversation. All these events can go unnoticed, and sometimes need to be repeated to attract attention. With Flowdock, your team will react in seconds.

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