Three new features released in Bitbucket 4.8 provide teams with Git best practices and make collaboration easier. Whether you're the reviewer of a pull request or need to assign a reviewer, the two new pull request features make code reviews easier for quick turnaround times and better quality code. And zero downtime backup provides an active recovery mode so work is not put on hold and collaboration doesn't need to come to a halt when you're dependent on clients or team members in different timezones. Through these features teams can make sure teammates stay close to (working) code to produce higher code quality.

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It's not quite what I had in mind when growing up, but right now my role title tells me I am a team lead. In the course of my time in this role, I've learned that being a team lead is something my fellow developers are interested in doing someday, so I want to share about my experience. This is what I've learned in discovering what it means to be a team lead.

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Atlassian acquires #1 status communication platform StatusPage

StatusPage, the leader in status and incident communication, is now part of the Atlassian family. StatusPage was founded in 2013 with the mission of creating trust between service providers and their customers. In the cloud, all software is now a service your customers, end-users, and partners rely on. Providing status and regularly communicating with your customers – especially during incidents – has become a critical part of the software delivery process. We believe a service without status is incomplete.

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This is a guest post from DevOps Manager Michael Kren and is this first in a blog series about how he started a culture of DevOps at JAMF Software, how he built his team and the tools he used. His entire DevOps journey is collected in an ebook, which is available for download. Read on and check out the ebook!

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Everyone wants to work at a place with a great culture. But corporate culture is a bit of a fuzzy concept and it takes a dedicated effort from someone. In thinking through how culture is created, we sat down with Adrian Mason to pick his brain about how he got the inspiration to lead a unique Atlassian office tradition.

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