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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Let’s Get Together with Bamboo 4.1!

Let's face it: most of us don't like working alone. Working on a team satisfies our need for interpersonal interaction (even us nerds are social creatures!) and tends to result in a better product. But it can be challenging to keep up with everyone's activity, and sometimes to-dos get lost in the shuffle. That's why the release of Bamboo 4.1 is all about features that increase team collaboration, and decrease the overhead that comes with it. We've doubled down on integrations with other products

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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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I'm not a huge fan of most notifications, especially the ones that vie for my constant attention -- like badge notifications on my iPhone. However, there is a time and place for focused and timely notifications that have increased my productivity. Many people who've never used HipChat before are quick to dismiss it as a simple group chat application. However, once you use it, it becomes apparent that it's a lot more than a group chat app. One of my favorite features of HipChat is the ability to

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New Release Offers Plan Branches, Quarantined Tests and Easy-to-Use UI SAN FRANCISCO & SYDNEY, March 29—Atlassian, the leading provider of collaboration software for product teams, today announced Bamboo 4, the newest release of its continuous integration and delivery server. Bamboo 4 enables software developers to automatically test code on development branches before merging with the main code line. It provides automatic plan branching and merging for distributed version control systems

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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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