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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JIRA 5 Deep Dive – Activity Streams

Activity Streams are the best way to follow what's happening in real-time on your JIRA issues and projects. Quickly see all external activity from Atlassian tools like Confluence, Fisheye, and Bamboo, as well as from third-party software like Box, Zephyr, and Tempo. Whether you want to see Confluence page updates, Bamboo build information, or issues created via Zendesk, Activity Streams is your one stop shop for JIRA updates. Activity Types All JIRA activity (e.g. attachments, comments, status

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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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