The Tool is the Easy Part - What about the Processes? The FishEye team was the first team at Atlassian to make the switch to DVCS, and while some Atlassians had previous DVCS experience, quite a few had not yet used it in the workplace with a medium-size team of developers before. We looked for help around the web, but there wasn't a lot of people sharing their experiences at the time. We found many resources like "How do I push a branch in Git?" or "How do I pull from multiple remotes in Mercurial?",

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Case Study: Why did SAFMT Go JIRA?

Nonprofit organizations aim to put as much of every dollar possible into their beneficiaries. Implementing JIRA has enabled the Student Assistance Foundation to do better development work with less staff, making developers happy and, more importantly, saving operational costs to benefit students. Ultimately, the fact that JIRA allows SAF to work smarter means more Montana foster care youths get laptops and the supplies they need to pursue their dreams of higher education. About SAFMT Based in

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It's been quite a while since Bamboo OnDemand was upgraded, and the wait is almost over!  Later this month we'll be bringing the hosted offering to be current with the latest offering for download, Bamboo 4.1.  I sat down with Douglas Butler, product manager for our OnDemand universe, to get the scoop.  SGD: First, tell me briefly what it means to be the product manager for Atlassian OnDemand.  What are some of the projects you work on? DB: There's a ton going on at the moment. At all moments,

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That's right, only 13 days left before four awesome developers win $45,000 in cash prizes. What are you waiting for? If this news comes to you as a surprise, it's not too late. Codegeist is our annual Add-on development contest. If you have an idea, some code skills, and a desire to win you've still got 13 days to submit your add-on. Here are some noteworthy entries so far: Ad hoc Canvasby ComalatechAd hoc Canvas lets you visualize and organize your Confluence content. Get an overview of

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Case Study: Why did APRA|AMCOS Go JIRA?

About APRA|AMCOS APRA|AMCOS work to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever and wherever their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. They also help Australian & New Zealand music consumers get access to the world’s musical repertoire. APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association) and AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) are separate not-for-profit organizations, but a number of members belong to both, so AMCOS appointed APRA

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Now that Summit is over, let the real fun begin! Yes, that's right, Codegeist, your favorite development competition is back. Some of you who came to Summit will know that this year's Codegeist started June 1st and goes until July 16th. For you noobs, Codegeist is Atlassian's annual add-on development competition. This year we're giving away $45,000 USD in cash prizes. There are four prize categories you can participate in and win: Best Overall Add-on ($15,000) -- This award will go to the

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