This year, more than 4,600 technical IT and DevOps professionals from around the world shared their experiences in the Puppet Lab's 2016 State of DevOps Report, helping the industry deepen its understanding of the technical practices, cultural norms and lean management practices that make up DevOps. What's more, having this type of information helps other teams using DevOps practices benchmark their performance compared with others. Learn more about DevOps and see how your team measures up.

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People at Helios Interactive realized JIRA could be used for all sorts of different use cases throughout the agency. The more JIRA spread, the more teams wanted to use it. Now, after just two years, nearly the entire agency uses JIRA for projects that range from business development to invoice tracking, and it has become a critical part of their business. For business development, Helios uses JIRA to track the entire client pipeline, from the first meeting to the last. Ben McChesney, Managing Partner and CTO, started it all by using JIRA to manage development projects. We asked Ben to talk about how Helios uses JIRA for business development.

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I’ve felt resistance to functional programming and to functional programmers ever since functional programming became "a thing". While I'm disappointed by the arguments made against functional programming, I am equally (if not more) frustrated that the functional programming point of view has not evolved, leading it to be easily derided as developer religion. It's time to move the discussion forward. Because no matter our views on functional programming vs. object-oriented programming vs. whatever else, we all need to be functional engineers.

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The HR team at Atlassian was using excel and email to manage their projects. That is, until the bright-eyed JIRA Core team approached 'em with a proposition: Implement JIRA Core for them to manage their HR projects if they told us everything about the experience. Boom! We had ourselves a deal. And it was good one, because HR use cases typically involve onboarding and recruiting... but HR teams do so much more than that. Read on to learn about the results of the proposition, how the Atlassian HR team now uses JIRA Core for HR project management to be more organized and in the know for all tasks, requests, and statuses.

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Learn to create a marketing workflow in the new ebook

We created the ebook "Atlassian for marketing teams: workflows" to help you begin to visualize your work. A marketing workflow helps support your projects and get them moving along on time, with all the assets and feedback they require. The ebook will get your marketing team familiar with the concepts of visualizing and implementing a workflow, and it offers examples and tips to get you going, whether your project involves managing a complex process with loads of stakeholders, or something less involved. A blog marketing workflow is offered as a familiar example, and the ways tools like Confluence and JIRA Core make it come to life.

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Collecting and responding to user feedback is what makes agile software development lean. This relationship creates a constant need to release early and develop with users in mind. As a result, user feedback is crucial to understanding how to add value to a product. Learn why feedback collection and early user involvement was such an important decision to the JIRA mobile team, how this set them up for success in a mobile world, and how feedback fits into the lifecycle of any software product.

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