(Yes the title of this post is a pun, apologies!) I have written about aliases before! See for example a collection of my favorite git aliases or peruse my personal list on Bitbucket. Recently at our Summit I showed a simple technique that can really unleash the power of your Git command line. Several people commented that it was very useful and I am happy to elaborate on it some more here. Let me know your genius creations in the comments! (If you're an old time git wrangler you know this already

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Dreamforce is just around the corner and the Bitbucket team will be hanging out and helping with the Git challenge at the $1 Million Dollar Hackathon  on October 10-12. Come join us and we'll help you get going with Git to make sure you meet the Git requirements for the $1 Million prize. Get a leg up on your competitors for the hackathon and make sure you're ready to go for the Git challenge requirements. Learn the essentials you need in less than 15 minutes in this handy screencast: You'll

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Sometimes, especially under pressure, we can lose focus on what's really important. During this ShipIt, our 24-hour hackathon, we maintained our focus on delivering the highest value first. We used agile methodologies in the most effective way we could (yes, in a period of less than 24 hours), so: The plan We had a backlog (which consisted of Post-Its on a whiteboard). Every new problem or idea went into the backlog so it could be prioritized after the current sprint. No change of

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5 tips for great code reviews

In almost every organization, team members collaborate to get work done. Software teams typically transition issues between people for different functions like code development, code review, and testing (even if they are all on the same team). When transitioning an issue from one team member to another it’s important to minimize the amount of ramp up required for the receiver to fully understand the issue. Transferring issues can be extremely expensive as it requires time from not only one,

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Virtual Dev Den, September 3rd

Next Wednesday at 8am PDT we'll be running our first developer "Office Hours" on a Google+ hangout. Our first session will be hosted by myself and recently elected Docker Governance Advisory Board member Nicola Paolucci. We'd love to take your questions on git, Docker, developer workflows, Atlassian developer tools or how we do development at Atlassian. For example: What are the pros and cons of instituting code review? How does a rebase work? How does Atlassian use git, Bamboo and

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Facebook has recently presented a new way to compose applications, an application architecture they named Flux. They reported that as modern web applications grow in complexity, this model eases the maintenance and the cognitive load required to develop them. I jumped in excitement (it's true!) as I immediately saw the beauty of the model. But I wanted to understand it and confirm my intuition and itch about it. I am a tinkerer at heart so with this tutorial I share my current understanding and

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