Let's get the punch-line out of the way up-front: "Without being asked". In a move that genuinely surprised me, the team behind the Atlassian ordering system adopted peer code reviews in a purely organic manner. I've been thinking about why this is... But don't developers hate code reviews? Code reviews have a long and chequered history in software development. I'm not exactly a grey-beard, more sort-of "salt-and-pepper unshaven", but I'm old enough to have been part of a waterfall software

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To better serve our customers and partners, Atlassian has modified our security policy for JIRA, Confluence, and Stash. Atlassian Cloud customers are not affected by any of the changes described in this email as Cloud customers are always updated to the latest fixes and versions. New policy for security fixes Under the new security policy, when fixes for critical security issues are identified, Atlassian will produce a new minor product release for all major versions of JIRA and Confluence

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Pull requests are an easy way for teammates to request your feedback on their code. But, as your projects are successful and your team grows, the number of pull requests coming your way can get overwhelming. With Stash 3.4, we've made it easier for you to manage your pull request load and reduce the noise. Now,  emails will be aggregated into batch notifications for each pull request and sent after a period of inactivity. We think it's so useful that we've made it the default, but you

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Forums and email distribution lists were great tools for communication in the 90s, but neither is as effective as a question and answer platform for sharing knowledge with your team or company. Starting discussions was easy, but finding answers in long winded forum threads or buried in email proved tiresome. The latest update to Confluence Questions combines the best of parts of old-school email lists with some modern-day bells and whistles: enhanced discussion capabilities, robust search, and site-wide

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In case you missed last Thursday's "Git workflows for SaaS teams" webinar, we just published the recording. Despite the title, the content is about 10% SaaS / 90% Git best practice, so you should get something out of it (regardless of what type of software you make)–especially if you're: currently using Git, but feel like you're not getting the most out of your workflow not using Git, and thinking about migrating soon curious about feature branching, merge strategies, continuous integration

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Watch the JIRA Keynote from Summit 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for software teams here at Atlassian. During the JIRA keynote at Atlassian Summit 2014, we highlighted all of the changes and improvements (both past and present) that our teams are most excited about. In case you missed it, here is a recap of those highlights from what was our biggest and best Summit yet! Introducing JIRA Portfolio We could not be more thrilled to announce JIRA Portfolio. JIRA Portfolio is a new product from Atlassian that helps organizations

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