When you think of an API, you probably don't picture a bunch of drawings on a whiteboard. But exactly one year ago, our plans for HipChat Connect were just that. In a year this idea evolved through several stages and finally made it to public GA with over 30 partners. We've learned a lot about shipping and partnership in the process, and we hope what we've learned will be helpful to other software development teams like yours.

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Today we're pleased to announce that JIRA Software Cloud is now available in 3 new languages: Portuguese, Korean, and Russian. Over the past three years JIRA Software has seen tremendous growth around the globe, including incredible 35% year-over-year growth in Russia and South Korea and over 50% year-over-year growth in Brazil. To further empower software teams in these three countries to release higher quality software faster, we've translated JIRA into Portuguese, Korean, and Russian to provide a native product experience.

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Can agile methodologies used to deliver products really help marketers in delivering campaigns? We think the answer is yes. In today's world of constant customer feedback, marketers must be able to adjust their plans based on what's trending in digital and social media. And with that, they need a better way to manage their marketing projects. That is why many are looking at agile marketing and methods such as scrum and kanban, to help.

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We all know that the success of any project hangs on having the right teams and processes in place. But sometimes, this can feel like an unreachable goal when it comes to the day-to-day of project management. However, establishing common techniques for communicating and transitioning assets can smooth out this process and create a better experience for everyone involved. One of these techniques centers around creating wireframes, or rough visualizations of a concept or user interface.

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Mind maps are a great way for visual learners and thinkers to brainstorm ideas, plan out projects, and tap into the creativity of the team. Plus, they're collaborative. You can work through ideas and problems together, going from initial ideas to formalized plan as a team. If you've felt frustrated at the start of a project, you gotta check out these 3 ways you can use mind maps in Confluence to go from concept to solid project plan.

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Introducing JIRA Software for iPhone

JIRA Software for iPhone keeps one curated feed of all your most important projects and work items at your fingertips. So whether you're grabbing breakfast or waiting in the doctor's office, ensuring that everything is still on track is as easy as scrolling through a feed on your iPhone. And, whenever you return to your desk you can immediately jump on the next item in your backlog, instead of catching up on conversations and work that occurred while you were away.

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