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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Linking Bitbucket with the JIRA issue tracker

The Bitbucket team has been working hard to bring distributed version control (DVCS) capabilities to Atlassian's JIRA to help complete your development suite. In February, we released the JIRA DVCS Connector; this nifty plugin allowed you to jump to your Bitbucket or GitHub repositories straight from the JIRA Commits tab. Today, we are introducing Bitbucket Links. With Bitbucket Links, you can use issue keys to link to JIRA or other development tools you use straight from Bitbucket. The

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In Atlassian Support we aim to provide Legendary Service to our customers and ultimately make our customers awesome.  We also like to have fun while doing it! Most recently, while Tim Wong, one of our Senior Suport Engineers in San Francisco was spending 3 months abroad in our Sydney office to help train up new staff (it's all part of our secondment program), we knew we had to do something special for him for when he returned. Tim is a long-time Atlassian and a running "inside joke" we

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The latest assignment I've got calls for a redesign of the Atlassian tutorial that introduces developers to our software developer kit (SDK) .  This is the first of a three-part series of blogs related to this project.  In this part, I discuss the project goals, the research behind the redesign, and some metrics for measuring the current and future success of the tutorial. Part 2 documents a process you can use for creating a URL funnel.  Part 3 provides some tips and tricks learned during the

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As a software company boasting 15 products and add-ons, as well as dozens of plugins for them, Atlassian builds a lot of code.  I mean, a LOT of code. We're also famous for eating our own dogfood, so of course we use Bamboo to orchestrate it all.  Conducting the orchestra is a small and dedicated team of nerds we creatively call "Build Engineering".  This team manages multiple Bamboo instances, each with well over 100 Plans and scores of agents to do the work. The agents allow us to

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