One of the great advantages of working at Atlassian is that we're building the tools that we ourselves use to get our job done. With time to work on personal projects (through 20% time and ShipIt days), we are not only given the opportunity to come up with our own ideas for improving our tools, we actually get time to implement them. This is how the Branch View Plugin for Bamboo came to be: I wanted an easier way to monitor the builds that are running on my feature branches. The birth of "The

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This is the third in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. In the last two articles, we covered the business value proposition for implementing continuous delivery, as well as some areas you'll need to keep your eye on in your own organization to nurture a transformation towards continuous delivery (CD). Many times, those shepherding a company's continuous delivery transformation find it a daunting

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This is the second in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Jez Humble, author of Continuous Delivery and one of its founding fathers, has an informal survey he likes to give to audiences. It starts with a simple question: "Raise your hand if you do continuous integration." A sea of hands always rise. Then he says "Put them down if all of the developers on your team don't check into the main code-line

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New webinar! Super-powered CI with Git

You've always known that continuous integration (CI) is a critical part of working as a team and shipping great software. Thanks to a dark-arts blend of JUnit, TestNG, and Selenium, you’ve built a deflector shield that keeps bugs at bay. And then it happened: Your team decided to switch to Git. CI was challenging enough when you just had trunk and a release branch. Now with the sudden explosion of active branches, things can feel downright chaotic. But never fear. Continuous integration with Git

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This is the first post in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed – build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Software development is moving towards continuity. The recent emphasis on continuous integration, built-in testing, constant monitoring, and feedback telemetry all point toward an overall trend in the software industry: increasing the ability to react. To become real-time businesses. As organizations explore what these changes mean for them,

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Bamboo 5.5: instant access to Stash repos

Few software projects start their lives spread out across multiple repositories. But, neither do most projects that remain in a single repo forever. Take JIRA, for example: At 12 years of age, it is comprised of millions of lines of code stored across 19 repositories. As a company, Atlassian has hundreds of repos. Whether that's good practice or not, that's reality for us and for thousands of our customers. So with Bamboo 5.5 we set out to make building from all those repos a little bit easier. Connect

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