What are they? Well, as with everything git related, there is usually a helpful man-page. So let's check that out... Submodules allow foreign repositories to be embedded within a dedicated subdirectory of the source tree, always pointed at a particular commit. For those that speak man-page, feel free to skip the rest. For those that want to know what a submodule is, how they are useful, and when to use them, read on! An example The best way to understand the purpose of submodules is to see them

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Raising issues in JIRA is generally pretty straightforward if you have an account and are already logged in to JIRA.  It becomes quite a pain however if you're noticing a bug on a remote site somewhere and want to raise a bug in a JIRA instance that you're not currently logged in to or don't have an account on yet.  This is the problem that the issue collector addresses. Instead of having to: Navigate away from the site where the bug occurred Register for an account Log in to JIRA Find

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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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