Today's best software is made not by lone hackers coding in solitary basements, but by teams of "makers" working together to build the next great thing. But without shared workflows, rigorous testing, and proper communication, the path to release day can look more like a Gordian knot. Enter the Git Essentials solution from Atlassian: planning, tracking, source code management, builds, and deploys–all in a single integrated suite. With these powerful tools, teams can coordinate their work

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What the heck is the quiet period? The quiet period is a optional setting on each repository connected to Bamboo. After seeing that a commit has been made to the repo, the quiet period (if enabled) tells Bamboo how long to wait before actually kicking off the build. It lives under the Advanced options in the Linked Repositories configuration screen. Here's what the configuration looks like: Fun Fact! The quiet period was originally invented to cater for the fact that CVS commits are

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Last week, Tim Pettersen and I held a webinar on optimizing your CI system for Git. We had a great time putting it together, and attendees asked some truly excellent questions, so I think we can safely call this one a success. To sum up, we covered... Why branch-and-merge workflows are so effective (and easier in Git than in SVN, et al) Strategies for reducing build times How to reap the benefits of "pure" CI without piling changes willy-nilly onto a central branch Git hooks that reinforce

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As Git solidifies its position as the version-control-of-choice in the workplace, Stash is delighting those workplace Git users. And it's no surprise: Stash is fantastic for organizing repos, digging into the code, and managing the flow of code from branch to branch. But... If you're not using Bamboo for continuous integration and delivery in combination with Stash, you're not maximizing Stash's full potential. Here's why. Efficient use of time & build resources One thing nearly all

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This is the last in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. We're ending our "Skeptics Guide to Continuous Delivery" series with a parable about putting all the techniques we've discussed together to start your own CI/CD journey. The following story is based on real people and real companies. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. And the guilty. "It was the worst of times..." This release wasn't

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Bamboo 5.6: enterprise-scale CI for teams of all sizes

Continuous integration is a tall order, even in an ideal scenario: a small team working on a green-field project where test and deploy automation is baked in from the start. Now add legacy code, multiple business units, and thousands of engineers to the equation. Certainly doesn't make things any easier, does it?  Today we're delighted to announce the release of Bamboo 5.6, with a host of features designed to better support CI at enterprise scale. So to all you 100-agent users out there: if

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