Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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Top software development trends in 2016

With over 50,000 customer companies, Atlassian is in a unique position to spot software development trends by tapping into our best resource: our customers. We surveyed more 1,300 customers and turned our findings into an interactive resource you can use to see how your team stacks up against your peers. Here are some highlights and insights we pulled out of the raw data.

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Recently I had the chance to meet the team over at CloudCannon and discuss how they develop their application using Bitbucket and Docker. They've faced challenges many other small teams are dealing with in setting up a solid continuous delivery model and ensuring the code released is of the highest quality possible. But thanks to the bitHound Bitbucket add-on and their own custom Bitbucket extension, they were able to create a Git workflow that's a perfect fit.

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How often has this happened to you: you see an error message and you're not sure which part of the code it came from, or you know the function name but you don't know what repo contains the code for it. "Ghaah!" Many of you've been asking for a way to search through your code in Bitbucket Server, and I'm pleased to tell you that the wait is over. Today, we're inviting our customers to take a first look at code search in Bitbucket Server via our early access program (EAP). Now you can search

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Ever since I joined Atlassian as a product manager for Portfolio for JIRA, there is one thing that keeps blowing my mind: the quantity and quality of feedback we're receiving from you, our users. It's humbling to see how much effort you put into providing us with great ideas, detailed descriptions of challenges you are facing, and positive feedback. I love passing your feedback on to the dev team (yes, even the critiques) – often times, it makes someone's day! One important feedback channel

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Twitter’s 5 tips for a successful knowledge base

Twitter has grown rapidly over the last few years, adding employees, offices, and acquisitions as quickly as the next trending topic explodes and dies away. Growth and change internally puts a burden on the IT team to scale support, and they've done that with a robust knowledge base in Confluence. To get the scoop, I sat down with Twitter's Manager of IT, Alex Stillings, and IT Support Engineer, Alex Hernandez.

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