One of the great advantages of working at Atlassian is that we're building the tools that we ourselves use to get our job done. With time to work on personal projects (through 20% time and ShipIt days), we are not only given the opportunity to come up with our own ideas for improving our tools, we actually get time to implement them. This is how the Branch View Plugin for Bamboo came to be: I wanted an easier way to monitor the builds that are running on my feature branches. The birth of "The

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Collaborate with your team using a wiki

We know. If you're not familair with using a wiki, the first thing you think of is probably Wikipedia. If that's not the first thing, then it's probably "WTF is a wiki?" Often known to be used by technical teams, wiki software is diverse, powerful and extremely useful for facilitating online collaboration. Why a wiki and why Confluence Confluence has come along way from it's humble begginings as advanced wiki software aimed at helping technical teams document and collaborate around work online.

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Organize new Confluence spaces, fast!

This is a guest blog post from Gorka Puente, founder of Keinoby and maker of the Yoikee Creator and Share Attachments add-ons for Confluence. When you first get started with a wiki, one of the biggest challenges is how to organize your spaces and pages so that everyone in the company will start contributing content. Organizations beginning with Confluence frequently wonder whether to organize their spaces by product or by team and how to make sure that each space has a consistent structure. If

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I've been doing a bit of traveling lately on the second leg of the Getting Git Right tour. It's been a blast meeting so many devs from around the world. It's been particularly incredible to see how much git adoption has grown amongst attendees in the few months since we did the first leg of the tour. When we presented in July, almost all attendees raised their hand when we asked "Who's using git?". However, there is one low point during every evening that I've hosted: the moment after I ask the

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We are happy to announce new Atlassian University lessons for Confluence 5.5 and JIRA Agile 6.5! In the last few versions we've released a lot of handy features you may have missed. For example, did you know that you can create JIRA issues directly from a table in Confluence? Or that you can easily move issues from the backlog to a sprint by using the right click menu? The Confluence 5.5 lessons include: Blueprints Production Requirements Blueprint (Video) JIRA Integrations

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Inside Atlassian: My first month using Confluence

Interning at Atlassian In June, I had just finished my junior year of college and moved across the country to San Francisco for my summer internship with the Confluence Marketing team. I was excited about this opportunity but new to Atlassian software and nervous as well.  As a new starter, there is a lot to learn and not much time to do it. Luckily I had the help of my team and other Atlassians to help me get adjusted on the fly. First thing I had to get comfortable with was the product I was

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