Archives for Sarah Goff-Dupont

Top 5 announcements from the Summit 2014 keynote address

Summit 2014 has officially kicked off! Mike and Scott delivered an exciting opening keynote address this morning, and over 2100 Summit attendees are digging into the breakout sessions as we speak. If you weren't able to catch the live-stream, here are five juicy announcements made during the keynote. 1: Portfolio management, JIRA-style Managing a portfolio of products, each with their own schedules, release cadences, and pools of resources–human and otherwise–is hard. Really hard. But

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Last week we gathered up several hundred of our fellow software makers and talked about four development practices you can use to keep from getting your wires crossed: feature branching, continuous integration, pull requests, and information radiators. These are practices that teams at Atlassian have been really successful with, and–to the surprise of exactly nobody–we've baked support for them into the Git Essentials solution. ICYMI In case you missed it, here are the key points we covered: Feature

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Meet the new gold standard in workflow automation

I've been called many things by many people, and 'borderline OCD' is one that pops up more frequently than I should probably admit. It's just so satisfying when my own records match those of my bank... when I know the next 3 turns I need to make when driving to someplace new... when the issues on my agile board perfectly reflect the state of my project. Ahh, bliss. Now, 'lazy' is a moniker I've assigned myself on occasion, but always with a wink. I love making computers perform simple tasks for

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Today's best software is made not by lone hackers coding in solitary basements, but by teams of "makers" working together to build the next great thing. But without shared workflows, rigorous testing, and proper communication, the path to release day can look more like a Gordian knot. Enter the Git Essentials solution from Atlassian: planning, tracking, source code management, builds, and deploys–all in a single integrated suite. With these powerful tools, teams can coordinate their work

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Confluence tip of the month: shares vs. @mentions

To anyone who doubts that Atlassians are a little too obsessed with collaboration, and tools related thereto, let me describe a recent discussion we had (which took place on our internal Confluence, of course). It was lamented that, when you share a page and include a note, those thoughts are read by one person, then languish forever in their inbox. There’s no clean way to reply to them, and nobody else can benefit from what you had to say. By building the share-by-email feature, had we inadvertently

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Last week, Tim Pettersen and I held a webinar on optimizing your CI system for Git. We had a great time putting it together, and attendees asked some truly excellent questions, so I think we can safely call this one a success. To sum up, we covered... Why branch-and-merge workflows are so effective (and easier in Git than in SVN, et al) Strategies for reducing build times How to reap the benefits of "pure" CI without piling changes willy-nilly onto a central branch Git hooks that reinforce

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