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This is the fourth post in a month-long series centred around Sarah Maddox's new book: Confluence, tech comm, chocolate: A wiki as platform extraordinaire for technical communication, published by XML Press.The book is choc-a-bloc full of tips from a technical communicator who has spent the last four years on Confluence. Learn how to harness the wiki's social and collaborative features, turning technical documentation into true communication. Discover how technical communicators can drive the ongoing

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Markdown Support For JIRA

Do you like Markdown?  Do you wish you could use it when reporting bugs in JIRA? Well good news everybody.  There is now an open source plugin for JIRA that gives you first class Markdown support. Its based on the excellent PageDown library that forms the basis of StackOverflow's markdown support.  One of the things I really loved about the PageDown code was that you could get a live client side preview of the rendered text as you typed. There are two components that are provided by this

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The release of Confluence 4.2 is not far away now, and it's shaping up to be a doozy! We've just published a beta of Confluence 4.2, so be sure to download it and check out the release notes to see the upcoming features we'll be shipping. More importantly, our betas and release candidates are a great opportunity to ensure your plugins will be ready to rock when the final version of Confluence 4.2 is shipped. Quick Comments changes Editor Initialisation One of the big improvements we're shipping

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Git vs Mercurial: Why Git?

This is a guest blog post by Charles O'Farrell, a developer at Atlassian, that will focus on the reasons a team may choose Git as their DVCS of choice. Charles is focused on coding in any DVCS and has spent some time switching users over from ClearCase to Git. In our previous blog we explored why teams may choose Mercurial as their distributed version control system of choice. Now let's explore why Git is a strong option as your distributed version control system (DVCS). Since the dawn of time

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Get to Know Bamboo’s HungBuildKiller Plugin

What it lacks in snazzy naming, it makes up for in sheer brute-force functionality.  It detects.  It dispatches.  It notifies.  It is... the HungBuildKiller plugin, created by Atlassian build engineer Adrián Deccico (with help on the UI from Bamboo's own Brydie McCoy)! Hung Up On You Hung builds happen for a myriad of reasons: race conditions and infinite loops exposed by tests, connection problems with external repositories or 3rd party services... you name it.  The result is a motley assortment

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Please give a warm welcome to HipChat, the newest member of the Atlassian family! I'm thrilled to announce that Atlassian has acquired HipChat — a transformative hosted group chat service that helps teams, or entire companies, collaborate in real-time. HipChat's amazing team, including all  three co-founders — Pete, Garret and Chris — will be moving into our new San Francisco digs to continue to drive HipChat's growth. Our mission at Atlassian is to empower product

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