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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JIRA Software and Bitbucket are two of the most popular developer tools among software teams and many of our customers choose to integrate them. While they swear by the integration, we were curious as to whether there was a measurable improvement to their processes and if so, how. So we asked one of our product analysts to pull the data for us.

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Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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