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

Meet the new Atlassian developer blog

Well, sort of new. In case you missed it, we've moved our developer blog and are no longer publishing to this category. But never fear: our developers are still pumping out plenty of code samples and nitty-gritty technical goodness. So head on over to the shiny new Atlassian developer blog and talk tech with us. See you there! Check it out  

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This is a guest post from David Cook–growth hacker at Jut, Atlassian alumnus, and possibly the fastest man on earth. A few months ago, we realized we had a problem with our automated builds in Bamboo. There were some tests that only ran on master, and developers would sometimes merge in a branch that had passed locally, but would break on master. Then other developers would merge to master when it was broken–making it more difficult to figure out why the builds had broken in the first place.

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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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