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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Supercharges Collaboration with Private Instant Messaging for Teams of All Sizes SAN FRANCISCO & SYDNEY, March 7 2012 – Atlassian, the leading provider of collaboration software for product teams, today announced it has acquired San Francisco-based HipChat, a hosted private chat service for companies and teams. HipChat has more than 1,200 customers including Groupon, HubSpot and WIRED.  Atlassian will incorporate HipChat into its growing portfolio of software that helps teams at more

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It all started as a bit of a "joke" ShipIt project. A few of us play Minecraft together on a multi-player server and, after some customary ShipIt pizza and beer, decided that a Minecraft mod for creating and resolving JIRA issues would be a shoe-in for a crowd-pleasing ShipIt winner. Given that, if taken in proportion, the size of a Minecraft world is roughly equivalent to eight times the surface of the Earth, we all agreed it's pretty easy to lose track of all the great ideas you get while playing.

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