NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses a host of Atlassian products to build the software used for flight mission planning as well as modeling data sent back from satellites and Mars rovers. I sat down with David Mittman, lead software developer and "default Atlassian guy" at JPL to get a closer look at what they're up to. JPL was founded in the 1930s as a place to test new rocket technologies, and—after the creation of NASA in 1958—was chartered with developing the robotic spacecraft

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Linking Bitbucket with the JIRA issue tracker

The Bitbucket team has been working hard to bring distributed version control (DVCS) capabilities to Atlassian's JIRA to help complete your development suite. In February, we released the JIRA DVCS Connector; this nifty plugin allowed you to jump to your Bitbucket or GitHub repositories straight from the JIRA Commits tab. Today, we are introducing Bitbucket Links. With Bitbucket Links, you can use issue keys to link to JIRA or other development tools you use straight from Bitbucket. The

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The last time I introduced the FishEye Release Report, we focused on how it can show you which JIRA issues are included in your new release based on the source, rather than based on what your developers enter manually into JIRA. Furthermore, the Release Report summarizes important information about those JIRA issues, such as their Fix Versions and relevant code reviews. We find these features alone make the plugin really useful, but we have one other high value use for the Release Report that might

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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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Every serious dev team works hard to eliminate issues from their source -- the established even peer review code to assure good code quality. Adding processes can slow things down, but Atlassian's integrations aim to save your developers' time. FishEye allows teams to view and search source revisions, while Crucible lets teams collaboratively review code changes. Combined with JIRA, these tools let you handle your issues, source, and code reviews in one time-saving interface. Watch this short

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