Here at Atlassian we've been focusing a lot on user experience – a year ago, we introduced the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG), which serve to unify the customer experience across all of our products and add-ons with a  simple, and straightforward approach. JIRA goes ADG JIRA 6, released May 2013, is now ADG compliant with a more modern and beautiful experience. The header is now consistent with other products and easier to customize. Typography, spacing, and overall layout are uniform throughout

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Atlassian Foundation in Cambodia: Meeting the girls

A team of 11 Atlassians visited Cambodia to further our efforts in rebuilding education there. This is a continuing post in our series on the Atlassian Foundation’s contributions to Room to Read in Cambodia. Read more in the series here. It can be hard to appreciate what you have until you compare it to what others don't have. This was the first time I've been to Cambodia and experienced the poverty that affects millions of people. Driving out of the Siem Reap airport, I immediately saw

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A team of 11 Atlassians visited Cambodia to further our efforts in rebuilding education there. This is a continuing post in our series on the Atlassian Foundation’s contributions to Room to Read in Cambodia. Read more in the series here.     The Kingdom of Cambodia and Siem Reap It was surreal arriving into Siem Reap. Picture rolling rice paddy fields, water buffalos, kids playing on the side of the road, tuk tuks, tough dogs, glimpses of a temple  (highlighted by a setting sun, of

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Atlassian Foundation in Cambodia: Transforming poverty through education

A team of 11 Atlassians visited Cambodia to further our efforts in rebuilding education there. This is a continuing post in our series on the Atlassian Foundation’s contributions to Room to Read in Cambodia. Read more in the series here. The Atlassian Foundation team is back from Cambodia, and each of us had a profoundly transformative experience. In this post I'll describe some of what we found when we visited, and why we're more committed than ever to achieve the Foundation's mission,

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While we wait for the next major git release which will bring about some serious updates let's peel off the notes of the latest point release: 1.8.5 is upon us! Here is what I could dig from the release notes that was interesting to me in my role of average git user. Oh and if you haven't seen them yet check out my earlier notes on releases 1.8.2, 1.8.3 and 1.8.4. Customary installation pointers It is customary for me to provide a few pointers for the upgrade, with caveats and reminders that

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Software development is intensely collaborative, requiring the effort of numerous people on many different teams. With so many stakeholders, it's difficult to maintain speed, transparency, and quality when shipping code. Most development teams accept these things as facts of life when building software, but this doesn't have to be the case any longer. Building better software starts here Today's release of Confluence 5.4 brings JIRA into Confluence – and Confluence into JIRA – like never before,

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