In a DevOps world, work is often merged to master multiple times a day, but it’s not always easy to know when changes ship. Developers have full control over deploying their changes to customers which makes it extra important that those changes are tracked. The good news is that teams can automate much of this process using JIRA Software or JIRA Service Desk. Here are six actionable steps for better release management in the JIRA platform.

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Our twitter chat has now ended! For a recap, check out the questions and answers on the #AskJIRABB hashtag, and stay tuned for more events to come. Are you a JIRA Software or Bitbucket user? How about an Agile fan or Git enthusiast? We're looking at you. To honor one of Atlassian's core values, Don't *%# the customer, we want you to use us as a resource. Today, Atlassian's Product managers and developer advocates will unite to give your team the leg up on any JIRA Software/Bitbucket, Git or agile

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Back in January we introduced smart mirroring for Bitbucket Data Center to help distributed teams by reducing clone times (as well as your list of excuses for taking a coffee break – sorry about that). At the same time, we added Git Large File Storage (LFS) for teams who need to work with images, videos, and other large media assets. Both these features support using Git at scale, but in different ways. Smart mirroring helps teams spread across different locations, while Git LFS helps teams

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Pull requests provide a lightweight way to do peer code reviews and merges as part of a branch-based development workflow. Sure beats having to huddle around a monitor with 3 other developers! Today I'd like to share with you some improvements we've made to pull requests in Bitbucket Server that will help you get to master faster. Pull request reviewer status Professional teams benefit from having an explicit set of reviewers on pull requests, making it clear who is expected to pitch in and review.

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We recently conducted a survey to assess and evaluate the latest software development trends amongst our customer base and more than 1,300 people weighed in. While most of our insights are focused on process, one thing stood out to us that we wanted to dig deeper into: 80% of respondents said the average development team in their org had 10 or fewer members. Here are our thoughts on why that's happening, and the advantages small teams enjoy.

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In the world of software, dev speed is critical. Better to add that highly-requested feature to your product today than see it show up in a competitor's product tomorrow. We did an extensive study amongst our users and found teams who have JIRA Software and Bitbucket integrated release 14% more often (when compared to teams using just one of those products). Part of the difference is that these teams chose JIRA Software and Bitbucket because they support the practices high-performing teams already

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