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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Practical continuous deployment

In February, I had the pleasure of speaking with the London Atlassian User Group (AUG) about some of our experiences with continuous delivery and deployment at Atlassian. The slides for this are available online, but the talk generated a lot of discussion at the time and I'd like to recap some of it here. To give a bit of context, I work in the business platform team; we're responsible for developing the tools that allow the business to interact with the customer. In particular, we develop the

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First came agile development, and now it's all about Git. You've heard that it's great for decentralized teams, prevents merge hell, and is awesome for collaboration. But how do you get started? Well, Atlassian Git Essentials is for you! Last Thursday, we hosted a live webinar to show you how Git Essentials helps you get Git right. Our very own Amber Buchan, Dev Tools extraordinaire, demoed exactly how JIRA, JIRA Agile, Stash, and Bamboo have come together for your Git needs. We covered the

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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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On February 25th, we introduced Atlassian Git Essentials and the latest integrations between JIRA, Stash, and Bamboo. You may have read about it on TechCrunch, on our blog, or maybe you watched this video, and now you're curious to know how Atlassian can solve your Git needs. Well, our upcoming webinar, Git Essentials: See it live!, will give you the opportunity to see how it all works and ask those burning questions. Sign up now Thursday, April 3rd, at 9:00AM PDT Join us for a 30-minute

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