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The only way to keep bugs out of your software

This guest blog post is part of an Atlassian blog series raising awareness about testing innovation within the QA community. You can find the other posts in this series under the QA Innovation tag. The only surefire way to guarantee bug-free software is to prevent their creation in the first place. Preventing bugs starts with communication and collaboration between product management, development, and QA. Atlassian Bonfire provides the tools and lightweight structure to foster discussion and

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Making Bonfire: How Atlassians live ‘Be the change you seek’

This guest blog post is part of an Atlassian blog series raising awareness about testing innovation within the QA community. You can find the other posts in this series under the QA Innovation tag. What do you get when you combine a bit of motivation to learn javascript, a not-so-great metric on the time it takes to create bug reports, and a two year old boy? The slickest new tool in the exploratory testing box: Atlassian Bonfire. Andrew Prentice, QA lead at Atlassian, started a long

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Atlassian Bonfire 1.7 is here with the highest voted feature request in Bonfire's short history: sharable templates! Sharable templates are just one more way Bonfire empowers teams who test. Read on to learn more about the exciting new features Bonfire 1.7 brings for exploratory testing within teams. Share & Favorite Templates Templates speed up data entry and ensure quality, consistent bug reports by pre-populating repetitive data and giving context and structure to whomever is reporting bugs.

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This guest blog post is part of an Atlassian blog series raising awareness about testing innovation within the QA community. You can find the other posts in this series under the QA Innovation tag. Previously, I explained how Bonfire (or Excalibur as it was then known) became an internal tool at Atlassian. In Part II I'll explain how it became a commercial product. Staying low Lean startup advocates push the idea of minimum viable features and failing fast. Their idea is to get your product

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Making Bonfire, Part I

This guest blog post is part of an Atlassian blog series raising awareness about testing innovation within the QA community. You can find the other posts in this series under the QA Innovation tag. At the Atlassian Summit in June this year we announced Bonfire, a tool for rapid bug reporting and session-based testing. In the five months since then we've sold over two thousand Bonfire licences, but had it not been for the generous support of my colleagues and my now three year old son, Bonfire

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In September I headed out to Austin for the fourth meeting of the Austin Atlassian User Group. My mission was clear: answer questions, present hot topics and learn how our tools are being used. The air was hot, coffee was strong and folks were extra friendly. The Value of a Small Group The Austin group was just recently formed and has a small crowd, which allowed us to speak openly and intimately with each other. The size of the group enabled us to individually share experiences with Atlassian

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