Announcing an open source Puppet Module for Sonatype Nexus

TL;DR We've open-sourced a Puppet module to help manage the configuration of Sonatype Nexus instances. Check it out! The Build Engineering team at Atlassian has been running Sonatype Nexus instances for a few years now. We use Nexus for storing our public and private artifacts on https://maven.atlassian.com/ (which receives 2.6 million requests/day), publishing to maven central and the various proxies that we have spread out across the world to support our build grid, and our global development

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Why I nuked my old group chat clients

This story ends with me deleting Adium from my laptop, removing Skype's "open at login" setting, and turning off Gmail chat on my work account. I just don't need them anymore. HipChat has taken their place–both in my workday and in my heart. In case you missed it... ...HipChat is now free for all teams, no matter how big. Yet loads of Atlassian customers are still messing around with group chat and communication clients. So many people missing out on so much awesome. Free awesome, even! As

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Not anymore at Trulia. "The days of managing work items with sticky notes and a bunch of fragmented tools are long gone," says Nate Van Dusen, Trulia's Engineering Program Management Director. Like so many companies, Trulia's success and growth meant they had to adapt to meet new challenges to stay successful. What they wanted was a tool that could provide visibility at every level of the organization. They wanted the ability to understand each project's status in detail, and an easy, reliable

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A personal calendar is great for keeping track of your schedule—meetings, appointments, dinner plans. What a personal calendar is NOT great for is keeping track of what everyone on your team is doing. With each person's different projects, leave requests, and travel plans, keeping everyone on the same page is nearly impossible. Trying to juggle all these events is what usually leads to an "Oh Shit!" moment—when you suddenly realize you're going to miss a deadline, or a feature has to be pulled

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Ask any service desk team and they'll tell you they're swamped with requests. But ask them about knowledge management, and you'll find many service teams think of it as an afterthought. Fighting fires is accepted as part of the job. So why isn't knowledge a more highly regarded aspect of the arsenal? In fact, knowledge lies at the heart of every service desk. It's how agents respond to problems and learn about the systems they administer. But, there are bottlenecks to creating a kickass knowledge

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Project zombies! Wiki tumbleweeds! Making teams more awesome! These were just three of the many activities we ran on the Workshop Wall at Summit, to get customers to have serious fun together and learn from each other. At Atlassian, we put a lot of effort into listening to what customers think. We really want to learn more about the ways they use our products. This year’s Summit was a great opportunity to do that, and we put an unprecedented effort into customer research activities. We not

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