In our last major release, Team Calendars 4, we moved away from calendar types to event types so that you could centralize your team's schedule into fewer calendars. Shortly after the release, a feature request for custom event types was logged on our public issue tracker (about one year ago). We had no idea it would gain so much traction: It accumulated over 430 votes, 260 watchers, and 120 comments. It's the 13th most voted open feature request for all our products (some of which have

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JIRA Agile 6.6 – Now available

It's no secret that better planning means faster and higher quality deliverables for any agile team. Our newest release of JIRA Agile provides richer data during the planning process by making agile cards more customizable than ever before. Now teams can display the data that is important to them. Additionally, we've made improvements that will allow agile teams to better optimize their flow of work across the team. With JIRA Agile 6.6 it’s now easier than ever to pre-assign work to specialists,

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5 tips for great code reviews

In almost every organization, team members collaborate to get work done. Software teams typically transition issues between people for different functions like code development, code review, and testing (even if they are all on the same team). When transitioning an issue from one team member to another it’s important to minimize the amount of ramp up required for the receiver to fully understand the issue. Transferring issues can be extremely expensive as it requires time from not only one,

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As teams transition to an agile development workflow, many struggle with how to adapt traditional testing methods in an agile culture. Teams are often forced to trade off the quality of their product against the speed of shipping. At Atlassian, we've pioneered a different approach, known as Quality Assistance. Instead of creating a separate test team to hold responsibility for quality, a small team of Quality Assistance engineers evangelizes and coaches sustainable testing methods across the

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JIRA 6.3: Untangle Development

Software teams can now easily implement development best practices and world-class project tracking at the same time. JIRA 6.3 is more tightly integrated with Stash and Bitbucket for teams using Git and Crucible for teams using Subversion, Perforce, and Mercurial. JIRA automatically updates issues the moment development of an issue is complete. We've also enhanced reporting in JIRA Agile to give the entire team an end to end view of the project allowing for more data-driven decisions. Combined with

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Meet the new gold standard in workflow automation

I've been called many things by many people, and 'borderline OCD' is one that pops up more frequently than I should probably admit. It's just so satisfying when my own records match those of my bank... when I know the next 3 turns I need to make when driving to someplace new... when the issues on my agile board perfectly reflect the state of my project. Ahh, bliss. Now, 'lazy' is a moniker I've assigned myself on occasion, but always with a wink. I love making computers perform simple tasks for

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