You've probably heard about the awesome workflow capabilities that Git can offer you. But you may be asking yourself, "How can a version control system that just stores my code history really be that helpful?" The answer is all in the workflows. For many teams, some of the most pressing development questions can be addressed with a proper workflow: Are all the features completed for the next release? Are we missing any commits? Has everybody reviewed the new code? Does every team member know

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Every quarter, Atlassian holds an event called ShipIt. Essentially, the whole company stops work for 24 hours (usually a Thursday and Friday) to form teams and compete to build kickass products, plugins, or features. For ShipIt 25, Patrick Teen, Jason Sheehy, and I decided to tackle the visitor sign in app at reception here in Sydney. The current sign in experience (an iPad with a rather ugly app) has been the target of much critique from the design team. Anyone who visits the Atlassian

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This is the first in a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. True, it's an assumption – but probably a safe one – that the majority of professional software testers can't code. This seems to be the cause of perennial hand-wringing by some testers who feel the need to justify their lack of technical skills, and frustrated developers who

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If you've ever sat down with a more experienced developer for a pair programming session, you'd probably agree that it's one of the most effective ways to learn, and absorb new skills, tools, and tricks. So I am very happy to present you with a new webinar that will reproduce the same feel of a live training session. This is your chance to sit beside me as I work through a typical bug-fix lifecycle from branch creation, through code review, to the final merge, using the powerful toolset that Git brings

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While we wait for the next major git release which will bring about some serious updates let's peel off the notes of the latest point release: 1.8.5 is upon us! Here is what I could dig from the release notes that was interesting to me in my role of average git user. Oh and if you haven't seen them yet check out my earlier notes on releases 1.8.2, 1.8.3 and 1.8.4. Customary installation pointers It is customary for me to provide a few pointers for the upgrade, with caveats and reminders that

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I am still incredibly excited by Docker. The more I think about it, the more I foresee a revolution in software deployment architectures for SaaSs - yes, SaaSs ... I am speaking Parseltongue. If you remember my previous article, I wrote a guide on how to deploy a Java application - Stash - with Docker. That worked pretty well, but I deferred further automation to a later date. In this second post I am going one step further with automation, exploration, and awesomeness. My long-term plan is simple:

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