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5 reasons Stash users are glad they chose Stash

When we're out n' about at meetups, conferences, etc., people often ask why they should use Stash when there are so many other options out there. At the risk of waxing existential, that's a question each team must answer for themselves. But I can tell you why other teams have chosen–or switched to!–Stash. Behold: Five things you won't find in the Git repository manager you're using now. (Unless you're already using Stash. In which case, may I direct your attention to Bamboo?... ) 1:

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Have more date nights with Bamboo & JIRA

My list of favorite new things at Atlassian since returning from 3 months leave is as follows: my adjustable-height desk, HipChat video, and (to the surprise of exactly no-one) Bamboo's ever-more-streamlined deployment flow. Having accurate information about what's been deployed, what's about to be deployed, and what state a rollback would leave you in can be the difference between happy teams and teams that cancelled their dinner plans Friday night because they were stuck at the office (*ahem*).

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Git branching for agile teams: webinar recording now available

Last week we held our first webinar on Git branching workflows for agile teams. With over 500 attendees and loads of great questions from viewers, I'd say it was a smashing success. Agile development is widely accepted as industry-standard practice, and the emergence of Git opens up the full power of branching workflows for teams that want to deliver quickly. Our aim with this webinar is to help teams understand Why Git's easy branching and merging are so complementary to agile practices How

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We all have the tendency to avoid things that are going to be difficult – whether physical, logistical, or otherwise. And we do this knowing full well that if we just faced the tough things head-on, it would result in a much lower degree of total difficulty in the long run. (For example, I once went three years without seeing a dentist, and was so afraid of what might be revealed that I continued to avoid it for another four years.) Ahhh, humans. Gotta love us. In the software world, the "dentist"

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My life runs on JIRA – Project Little Man

Those of you who saw me at Summit 2013 know I've got a special project underway: In about four weeks, our family will welcome another member. Even though this isn't our first child, getting ready for "Little Man," as we've been calling him, gets to feeling pretty overwhelming at times: Replace the car seat that evaporated into our community of friends after our first child outgrew it. Get the forms ready to send in for disability and parental leave. Bring home the bags of baby clothes passed down

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Guest blog: UI tests say more with JIRA + Jubula

Today we have a guest post from Alexandra Schladebeck, product manager for Jubula, an Eclipse open source project for cross-platform, functional test automation. Alex and her team use JIRA every day to manage their work, and got so excited about it, they couldn't resist writing an integration. Why do we test? Without getting too philosophical about it, I like using this definition: “We test to gain information so that we can make decisions”[1]. That fits especially well with agile processes,

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