About Sarah Goff-Dupont

I've been working in and around software teams since before blogging was a "thing". When not writing about all things agile, automated, and/or Atlassian, I can be found reading contemporary fiction, smashing it out & keeping it real at CrossFit, or rolling around on the floor with my kids. Find me on Twitter! @DevToolSuperFan

Archives for Sarah Goff-Dupont

Why I nuked my old group chat clients

This story ends with me deleting Adium from my laptop, removing Skype's "open at login" setting, and turning off Gmail chat on my work account. I just don't need them anymore. HipChat has taken their place–both in my workday and in my heart. In case you missed it... ...HipChat is now free for all teams, no matter how big. Yet loads of Atlassian customers are still messing around with group chat and communication clients. So many people missing out on so much awesome. Free awesome, even! As

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If you're new to Git, or are looking to make the switch, you might have a sneaking suspicion that your old development workflow from the SVN days isn't, well... working. You're not alone. When teams at Atlassian moved to Git, we had to re-design our developer workflows from the ground up. Now these workflows are used to continuously deploy Bitbucket, HipChat, and our other web-based offerings. Join us on October 9th 2014 at 10am Pacific This beginner-level webinar includes an introduction

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If you follow Atlassian, you know we're big on continuous integration ("CI") and Git–separately, sure: but even bigger on the power that the two offer in combination. Today I want to share some tips for getting your CI system to interact optimally with your repository, which is where it all begins. 1: Avoid tracking large files in your repo One of the things you often hear about Git is that you should avoid putting large files into your repository: binaries, media files, archived artifacts,

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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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