The Atlassian technical writers and thirteen developers recently combined forces in a doc sprint. The aim? To develop plugin tutorials that will help people use the upcoming JIRA 5.0 Java APIs. The result is eleven shiny new tutorials and plenty of updates to existing pages. The indomitable doc sprinters were based in Sydney, San Francisco and Gdansk. We got together in chat rooms, in video conferences and on the wiki. What is a doc sprint? A doc sprint is an event in which people get together

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The Bamboo Task Master Challenge – The Winner

The Bamboo Task Master Challenge provided the community with some great new Bamboo Task plugins, but there could only be one winner. The Task Master The winner, the champ, the Bamboo Task Master is... This was a very close vote and a huge congrats goes out to Maxim Kuzmich and the Stiltsoft team. What does the Bamboo VMware Task do? Many Bamboo users utilize virtual environments (VMware) to help power their CI process, but they do not need to be powered on all the time. By adding this

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Atlassian developer Brian McKenna has been working on a new programming language, Roy, since May 2011. In this video Brian shares his motivation for building Roy as well as where the language is heading in the future. More discussion about Roy can be found in a recent Hacker News article. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtLb_l3K68A Resources: More information on Roy Follow @puffnfresh Fork the Roy repo on Bitbucket

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Atlassian OnDemand, Meet Flowdock

Use JIRA with Flowdock to keep your team updated on new issues and their progress. Need to discuss an issue? No problem, each action in JIRA creates a new context for conversation in Flowdock. React in a heartbeat instead of days. By integrating Flowdock with Atlassian OnDemand, you can bring activity from your project management tool (JIRA), version control systems (GitHub, Bitbucket), customer feedback channels (Zendesk, email lists), wikis (Confluence) and many other sources into an easily

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A new plugin is available for Bamboo that provides a Task to upload files from Bamboo directly to a remote server using SCP as part of the build. Simply provide the destination host, username, password, the local path of the files you want to copy (You can use Ant style pattern matching to include multiple files) and a destination directory on the server - then its good to go! If you haven't heard of the Bamboo Task Master Challenge already, Atlassian is running a competition where you write

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Bamboo 3.3 was released several weeks ago with brand new features - support for multiple repositories for a single Plan. Despite it being one of the most popular feature requests ever, we got a few questions on how to really take advantage of multiple repository support. Let's take a look at three ways to utilize this feature if you need to build your project from source... 1. Easily build large projects Large projects are often composed of smaller, self-contained modules. Depending on your choice

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