JIRA 6.3: Untangle Development

Software teams can now easily implement development best practices and world-class project tracking at the same time. JIRA 6.3 is more tightly integrated with Stash and Bitbucket for teams using Git and Crucible for teams using Subversion, Perforce, and Mercurial. JIRA automatically updates issues the moment development of an issue is complete. We've also enhanced reporting in JIRA Agile to give the entire team an end to end view of the project allowing for more data-driven decisions. Combined with

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Meet the new gold standard in workflow automation

I've been called many things by many people, and 'borderline OCD' is one that pops up more frequently than I should probably admit. It's just so satisfying when my own records match those of my bank... when I know the next 3 turns I need to make when driving to someplace new... when the issues on my agile board perfectly reflect the state of my project. Ahh, bliss. Now, 'lazy' is a moniker I've assigned myself on occasion, but always with a wink. I love making computers perform simple tasks for

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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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Guest blog: Burnup reports for agile teams

Atlassian's public issue tracker, jira.atlassian.com, contains all kinds of feature requests from our customers. Occasionally, our ecosystem of add-on developers takes it upon themselves to build an add-on that implements one of these features, such as Broken Build recently did with GHS-5513. Meet them at Atlassian Summit 2014! “As a Scrum Master, I'd like to have BurnUp Charts available on the Rapid Board” says GHS-5513. What is a burnup chart anyway, and why does it matter? Can't you just

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Confluence tip of the month: shares vs. @mentions

To anyone who doubts that Atlassians are a little too obsessed with collaboration, and tools related thereto, let me describe a recent discussion we had (which took place on our internal Confluence, of course). It was lamented that, when you share a page and include a note, those thoughts are read by one person, then languish forever in their inbox. There’s no clean way to reply to them, and nobody else can benefit from what you had to say. By building the share-by-email feature, had we inadvertently

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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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