Play it safe: Disaster Recovery for JIRA Data Center

Since we launched JIRA Data Center in July 2014, Disaster Recovery has been one of the most frequently requested features from customers. JIRA is business critical and customers want to be prepared and ensure its availability in the event of a disaster. Well, we listened and we're excited to announce that it's here! With JIRA Data Center 6.4, customers can now configure a cold single or multi node standby site in a geographically separate location.

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Webinar recap: Continuous integration at scale with Bamboo

Sepideh Setayeshfar, Product Marketing Manager for Atlassian's Developer Tools, presented the top features that make Bamboo a scalable continuous integration tool. Relive the action! Watch and share the recorded webinar now! In 30 quick minutes, we'll cover: Visibility across teams with Stash and JIRA integration Strong agent management with agent dedication, Docker and more availability zones per region for Elastic Bamboo Easier build management with Docker tasks Less plan-level modifications

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3 steps to taming technical debt

Mounting technical debt is similar to damage caused by termites--left unchecked, both can cause major problems. When technical debt creeps in, development becomes harder, the codebase becomes brittle, and tribal knowledge is required to understand hacks and known workarounds. Technical debt needs to be addressed and avoided in the future, but this is a difficult goal to strive for. Here at Atlassian, teams reduce technical debt by first identifying what it is, developing a plan to iteratively reduce it, and finding creative ways to enable developers to organically make the codebase better. Keep reading to learn more!

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Memos, post-its, endless meetings: these are a few of the ways you can slow down team productivity. You're often much better off communicating ideas quickly and simply with diagrams. There are several great Confluence add-ons that help you easily create beautiful diagrams, including Confluence Diagramming by Creately, Gliffy, and Graphviz — that are intuitive, fast, and smart. They take care of creating and embedding simple, easy-to-use diagrams, so you can focus on what matters to you.

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