Now that Summit is over, let the real fun begin! Yes, that's right, Codegeist, your favorite development competition is back. Some of you who came to Summit will know that this year's Codegeist started June 1st and goes until July 16th. For you noobs, Codegeist is Atlassian's annual add-on development competition. This year we're giving away $45,000 USD in cash prizes. There are four prize categories you can participate in and win: Best Overall Add-on ($15,000) -- This award will go to the

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JIRA featured cloud-based application for bug tracking

This killer infographic recently popped up seeking to identify the best cloud-based applications to help your business grow. Guess who is featured for bug tracking? Well it's JIRA, of course. In recognition of the constant innovation that’s helping small businesses perform at their best, we have compiled a selection of some of the best free and paid-for cloud-based applications available. We're in good company with the likes of  New Relic, the Atlas Sponsor for Summit 2012, and many others.

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Atlassian Summit 2012: It’s gonna be huge

Atlassian Summit is just two weeks away. Here's a taste of what you have to look forward to! If you haven't bought a ticket yet, now's your chance to seize the moment! Six awesome marquee speakers Jeff Atwood (codinghorror.com), Michael Lopp (randsinrepose.com), Pamela Fox (indie dev), Eric Ries (Startup Lessons Learned), Dave Thomas (Bedarra Research) and Jeff Ma (MIT Blackjack Team and entrepreneur) will be sharing their secrets to software development on high producing teams. In addition, the

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I'm not a huge fan of most notifications, especially the ones that vie for my constant attention -- like badge notifications on my iPhone. However, there is a time and place for focused and timely notifications that have increased my productivity. Many people who've never used HipChat before are quick to dismiss it as a simple group chat application. However, once you use it, it becomes apparent that it's a lot more than a group chat app. One of my favorite features of HipChat is the ability to

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Distributed version control systems are not just the future, they're now, and Git has emerged as one of the most popular code version control systems out there. A plethora of online services emerged (including our own Bitbucket) to help early Git adopters share, manage and collaborate their code. For the open source community and many startups, these services have been nothing short of terrific for encouraging code collaboration. But for companies that want to host Git behind the firewall, there

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Interested in the latest Stash release? Check out what's new » Meet the newest member of the Atlassian Developer Tools Family – Stash. Atlassian now offers a centralized solution to manage Git repositories behind the firewall. Streamlined for small agile teams, powerful enough for large organizations. For many companies, hosting an internal source control server and maintaining access to repositories can be a difficult and time consuming process. Now, you can focus on building great

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