JIRA Software and Bitbucket are two of the most popular developer tools among software teams and many of our customers choose to integrate them. While they swear by the integration, we were curious as to whether there was a measurable improvement to their processes and if so, how. So we asked one of our product analysts to pull the data for us.

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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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Ever since I joined Atlassian as a product manager for Portfolio for JIRA, there is one thing that keeps blowing my mind: the quantity and quality of feedback we're receiving from you, our users. It's humbling to see how much effort you put into providing us with great ideas, detailed descriptions of challenges you are facing, and positive feedback. I love passing your feedback on to the dev team (yes, even the critiques) – often times, it makes someone's day! One important feedback channel

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I'm Jamie, one of 80 new graduates to recently join Atlassian as a developer at our headquarters in Sydney. I'm in the middle of transitioning from "full-time study and part-time work" to just "full-time work". Seems like that should be easy, right? It's not. It's hard in all kinds of ways I didn't expect. Habits and attitudes that worked well for me and my peers during university are now unproductive in full-time life – and possibly toxic.

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If your company is like ours, you've implemented agile development, partly because your teams crave the freedom and flexibility to work the way they want. But you've probably noticed that the larger your company grows, the harder it is to keep track of all the ongoing initiatives. Agile portfolio management tools like Portfolio for JIRA can help you make sense of what's going on across your teams and projects. If you're asking yourself any of these five questions, consider giving it a try.

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