Atlassian, maker of collaboration tools for product development teams, has announced the hiring of Alex Estevez as Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Jay Simons to the role of President. The company is also reporting record growth for its fiscal year ending June 2011, alongside two acquisitions and a $1 million philanthropic milestone. Key Hires Estevez joins Atlassian with broad industry experience, including his most recent post as CFO at BigFix, where he oversaw that company's

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Atlassian Bonfire 1.2 – Supporting Sub-Tasks

Only two weeks after our first major update to Atlassian Bonfire, we're glad to announce that Bonfire 1.2 is available for download today! In Bonfire's short life so far, the most requested feature has been the ability to create sub-tasks directly from the browser extension. Sub-Tasks and Test Sessions With Bonfire 1.2, you can now collect the defects you found during a session directly as sub-tasks of the original story (or feature or bug) that you are testing. Test sessions give teams and

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It's that time of year again.. the 6th annual State of Agile Development survey is currently being conducted. I encourage you to participate and share your impressions of the current state of agile development. Over the past few years JIRA and GreenHopper have been well represented in this survey. Fingers crossed this year we will jump up even further in the standings! With GreenHopper paving the way for agile development and delivery teams to implement kanban and a growing agile development

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Hot on the heels of our 1.0 release of Atlassians agile testing tool, we're glad to announce the next major release of Bonfire - Bonfire 1.1 - is now available for download. Multiple screenshotsA picture is worth a thousand words, so it is said. In the words of one of our customers: "Never reported something as fast and detailed before! There's no need to explain an issue or misbehaviour to our developers again and the screenshot illustration is awesome!"But we wanted to make Bonfire even more awesome.

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Last week, several Atlassians made the trek out to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Agile 2011 conference. Fresh on the heels of the Atlassian Bonfire 1.0 release, we met tons of excited customers hoping to see a demo and chat with Edwin Wong, Product Manager, about the product itself and the lessons Atlassian has learned about testing in an agile environment. Edwin also gave a lightning talk to a packed room on making the most of manual testing in a quality focused Agile team. Drink-Up My favorite

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Testing’s In Session

  At Atlassian, we use test sessions to manually test our products. If you're a tester and haven't heard of test sessions before, you might be surprised to learn that you're probably using them too. That's because test sessions aren't new. They're simply the periods of time, usually an hour or two, sometimes more, devoted to fulfilling specific test objectives. Executing a set of tests with the objective of proving that some piece of functionality works correctly or spending an hour bug

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