At the heart of every software team is a vibrant culture around creation, organization, and delivery of work. All types of work – be it new features, bugs, spikes… are called 'issues' inside of JIRA. Issues provide a flexible way to organize and distribute work across the team so that everyone remains productive and the whole organization runs at a smooth cadence. This article will focus on three key mistakes teams make and how to correct them when using issues to track work. From feature

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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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Here on the Stash team, we know how valuable pull requests are, because we use them every day. We're constantly looking for ways to improve them and make you more productive. In Stash 3.2, we're delivering a couple of enhancements that we've found handy, and we hope you enjoy them, too. Try Stash 3.2 today Preview your pull request before creating it We brought you branch compare in Stash 3.0 as a way to check out the diffs between two branches. It lets you preview all the work that was going

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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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