Testing the software and applications that we make is one of the most important things we can do as technology makers. In our hyper-connected and "always on" world, if you don't find the bugs in your product, your customer will – and they'll probably tweet about it. Here's how you can improve your testing methods with some help from some add-ons available in the Atlassian Marketplace.

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An agile design prototype is worth a thousand user stories

Once you build prototypes into your design process, you get a better feel for whether you are solving problems in the right way for your customers. You will also find it invites more constructive feedback from customers and internal teams, as it feels more real than a static mockup ever can. Taking the agile design prototype approach and refining the prototype multiple times allows your team to find better, more elegant solutions, faster.

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Teaming up to tackle the UX divide with InVision for JIRA

We're excited to team up with InVision to create a more iterative, frictionless product development cycle. The InVision for JIRA integration enables design teams to attach design prototypes directly to JIRA issues, breaking down barriers between teams. Now, designers don't have to hassle with updating JIRA issues for every design change, and the development team is kept completely in sync with the designer's progress. Read on to learn more.

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The Portfolio for JIRA team is excited to announce the release of Portfolio for JIRA 2.1 - closing some of our top voted customer feedback on jira.atlassian.com. Portfolio for JIRA 2.1 makes planning more contextual with custom fields, labels and components; more flexible with un-estimated items, default estimates, and mixed estimates, and more visible with the ability to share reports with stakeholders. Read on to find out more.

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