Lots of people love HipChat for its collaborative team rooms, easy-to-use interface, and let’s not forget those fun emoticons! But did you know there are a myriad of ways to turn HipChat into your one-stop productivity shop? Thanks to the integrations that have been built on the HipChat Connect API, you and your teams can now get more stuff done from right within the comfort of your HipChat application. From engineering to operations, marketing and support, here are 35 new integrations that will turn HipChat into your team command center.

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How to use group chat to strengthen company culture

Think about how you communicate with the people on your team and in your company. In today's offices, with distributed teams across the globe, we often don't have the luxury of just walking up and saying, Yo. This inevitable lack of face time (to say nothing about the missed opportunities to practice your Rocky Balboa voice) leads to more impersonal forms of communication, like email. And over time, a disconnected feeling grows and it affects culture. So, if you can't be together, you've got to replace that feeling of being together. A great way to do this is with group chat, because it encourages communication. And company culture is rooted in the ways teammates and coworkers communicate.

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Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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Top software development trends in 2016

With over 50,000 customer companies, Atlassian is in a unique position to spot software development trends by tapping into our best resource: our customers. We surveyed more 1,300 customers and turned our findings into an interactive resource you can use to see how your team stacks up against your peers. Here are some highlights and insights we pulled out of the raw data.

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