The Atlassian Foundation's Make a Diff platform is almost ready to launch, but we need your help. Make a Diff is an online crowdsourcing platform that connects technology volunteers with nonprofit organizations to convert ideas into successful charitable projects. Here's how it works: Nonprofits list projects such as website development, document management, software customization, or project roadmapping, and with the help of a volunteer "project champion", manage their project and related

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This is the first post in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed – build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Software development is moving towards continuity. The recent emphasis on continuous integration, built-in testing, constant monitoring, and feedback telemetry all point toward an overall trend in the software industry: increasing the ability to react. To become real-time businesses. As organizations explore what these changes mean for them,

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Guest blog: Using AtlasBoard to create testing boards

This is a guest blog post from Karthik Selvakumar, client services engineer at Zephyr, about extending AtlasBoard – Atlassian's open source wallboard app – to include test data from the Zephyr for JIRA test case management add-on for JIRA. What is Atlasboard? Atlasboard is a NodeJS app that allows you to create wallboards. Once you install Atlasboard, you can quickly generate a wallboard and set up dashboards, widgets, and jobs, and then run them. The basic AtlasBoard module gives you

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Last week, I was going through some specifications in Confluence with a relatively new Atlassian employee. As he was looking for a page he'd recently worked on, I casually mentioned, "Just hit G then R." He did, and the Recently viewed pages popup appeared, letting him see all the pages he'd been working on recently. Him: "MATE! I didn't know about this! You're my hero." Me: "No worries mate." Alright, maybe he didn't say I was his hero, but it made me realize that it's quite easy for Atlassians

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We recently released Confluence 5.5 to improve how you create and manage ad-hoc tasks in the flow of your work. Tasks allow your team to stay transparent, accountable, and most importantly, in one place: Confluence. 3 ways to use tasks in Confluence We use tasks all the time at Atlassian. Here are three ways we've seen tasks used across our intranet. 1. Meeting follow-up action items Let's face it, we all have meetings (often, too many of them). We've written quite a bit about how you can

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I've had a number of people ask me lately, “how can I use priority to better manage issues inside of JIRA?” Throughout my career in software different teams have used priority to communicate different processes inside of their issue tracking systems. Failure to be crisp about the definition of priority makes work more confusing to get done. Allow me to set a few global definitions to frame our discussion: Priority – The relative importance of an issue in relation to other issues

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