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Three new features released in Bitbucket 4.8 provide teams with Git best practices and make collaboration easier. Whether you're the reviewer of a pull request or need to assign a reviewer, the two new pull request features make code reviews easier for quick turnaround times and better quality code. And zero downtime backup provides an active recovery mode so work is not put on hold and collaboration doesn't need to come to a halt when you're dependent on clients or team members in different timezones. Through these features teams can make sure teammates stay close to (working) code to produce higher code quality.

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It's not quite what I had in mind when growing up, but right now my role title tells me I am a team lead. In the course of my time in this role, I've learned that being a team lead is something my fellow developers are interested in doing someday, so I want to share about my experience. This is what I've learned in discovering what it means to be a team lead.

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This is a guest post from DevOps Manager Michael Kren and is this first in a blog series about how he started a culture of DevOps at JAMF Software, how he built his team and the tools he used. His entire DevOps journey is collected in an ebook, which is available for download. Read on and check out the ebook!

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This year, more than 4,600 technical IT and DevOps professionals from around the world shared their experiences in the Puppet Lab's 2016 State of DevOps Report, helping the industry deepen its understanding of the technical practices, cultural norms and lean management practices that make up DevOps. What's more, having this type of information helps other teams using DevOps practices benchmark their performance compared with others. Learn more about DevOps and see how your team measures up.

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I’ve felt resistance to functional programming and to functional programmers ever since functional programming became "a thing". While I'm disappointed by the arguments made against functional programming, I am equally (if not more) frustrated that the functional programming point of view has not evolved, leading it to be easily derided as developer religion. It's time to move the discussion forward. Because no matter our views on functional programming vs. object-oriented programming vs. whatever else, we all need to be functional engineers.

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As software organisations grow it becomes difficult to ensure development rules and workflows are enforced across all teams and projects. With the release of Bitbucket Server and Bitbucket Data Center 4.7, we've made improvements to our REST and Java service APIs to make it easier for large software teams to make sure their rules and workflows are actually being followed – automatically.

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