Archives for Scott Farquhar

Pledge 1%: a new model for corporate philanthropy

Back when Atlassian was a very small company, we made a pledge to divert 1% of equity, 1% of product, 1% of profit, and 1% of employee time to charitable causes–a corporate philanthropy model pioneered by Salesforce. We made that pledge publicly so our customers and staff would hold us accountable. And it worked. Twelve years later, we have helped over 250,000 children in the developing world get an education they wouldn't otherwise have had access to through a partnership with the Room to Read

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Atlassian customers: 40,000 reasons to celebrate

2014 has been a banner year for Atlassian. We introduced JIRA Portfolio and Atlassian Enterprise, held our biggest and brightest Summit yet, and opened new offices in Manila and Austin, Texas. There's another milestone that hasn't been talked about as much as these others, but is incredibly meaningful for all Atlassians, especially Mike and myself: we now have more than 40,000 organizations as customers. Small company, big goals Back when we had less than 500 customers, Mike and I wondered

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Introducing JIRA Enterprise

Along with the launch of JIRA 5, I'm proud to announce JIRA Enterprise - tailored to the needs of our largest, most successful JIRA customers.  But before I do - let me share how the software industry has evolved. Every company is a software company It's an exciting time to be in the software industry. We interact with technology companies like Twitter, Facebook, Apple, ebay and Skype on a daily basis, in a way that we couldn't even conceive as recently as 10 years ago. But there is a broader

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When caching is not caching

Back in July last year (how time flies), I investigated how we could use caching in our products to improve the user experience. This resulting in creating a framework for serving content that can be cached on the client. We now use this for JIRA, Confluence and Bamboo. The idea is that some resources (css, images, javascript), never change between releases, and so we add 'caching headers' to say cache it forever. You can see how we have achieved that by using on the online services: Test caching

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Mind blowing support from Contegix

I was going to write a long post about how fantastic Contegix is for java hosting, but I think that this email exchange pretty much says it all: On Apr 22, 2006, at 12:09 AM, matthew.porter@contegix.com wrote: Charles: After multiple attempts to restart the javablogs.com system for the past 1 hour, 18 minutes, we are unable to keep the system alive. Within minutes of the site starting, it begins to throw OOMEs. I have attempted to contact someone via phone at all none numbers, including office

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Finally – a direct link to download the JDK!

Firstly - if you distribute server-side Java applications, then this URL will make your life a lot easier: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/jdk/download.jsp. If that doesn't mean anything to you, read on... As most Java programmers are aware, there are two distributions of Java from Sun. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE), and the Java Development Kit (JDK). The first one allows you to run Java programs, and the second also allows you to run programs, but also contains (amongst other things), tools

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