Hello again! Glad to see you've come back for more tips on making Bamboo awesome for Git and Hg teams. Today we'll talk all about tests. Grab a chocolate and get comfortable. Comparing test status against upstream When we left off last time, we were talking about slick ways to manage merges to upstream branches. Here's another scenario: let's assume that in your team sometimes a bad code hits the upstream. For example people do commit small fixes directly to the upstream branch. Or there is necessity

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In this post I'd like to highlight various features in Bamboo that were developed separately during the past year or so. If you combine these little pieces together you can make your Bamboo to be a powerful friend in DVCS-oriented software development. This time I'll focus mostly on doing CI on dev branches and merging. Next time I'll cover areas like test failures, quarantining, and a bit about JIRA. One of the main purposes of Bamboo is to build your code, run the tests against it and notify

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We've been thinking a lot about releases in Bamboo Land recently. And I'd noticed a while back that releases of Bamboo are generally down-tempo events for the development team. None of the death marches, mandatory Saturdays, or tension I'd experienced at other companies — just another day at the office. So I asked James and Mark, our product manager and dev lead, respectively, "What's your secret recipe for wrangling releases?" Their answer surprised me. "Having developers own each of the story

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6 steps toward stress-free releases with JIRA & Bamboo

If you've been around agile development long enough, you've heard time and again that doing agile 'right' means making releases a non-event. Sounds great, but how does one get to this magical place? Ever a fan of lists, I put together the top six ways to avoid an ulcer at release time using the combined powers of JIRA and Bamboo. If you're on a team that already maintains steady blood pressure and a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm in the days leading up to a release, congratulations! Enjoy

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Introducing the Websphere Add-on for Bamboo

We are thrilled about the first deployments add-on for Bamboo 5! Made Mastika, a developer at GLiNTECH (an Atlassian Expert in Sydney), is here to tell you all about it. While Made likes to spend his free time away from development, a keen interest in things like Data Mining and JavaScript means he never gets away too far. When you’re a developer ‘out in the field’ and working with all kinds of different people, businesses and disparate systems, you often spot little opportunities outside

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The mad-scientists-turned-provocateurs over at RebelLabs have released yet another stellar (and entertaining) report for software makers, Release Management for Enterprises. I find this exciting enough to blog about for two reasons: First, their take on what DevOps means for both individuals and the larger organization, as well as how the two disciplines drifted apart in the first place, is spot on. It's not about $1M tools or forming a separate team (though I do like their idea of forming a

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