(Yes the title of this post is a pun, apologies!) I have written about aliases before! See for example a collection of my favorite git aliases or peruse my personal list on Bitbucket. Recently at our Summit I showed a simple technique that can really unleash the power of your Git command line. Several people commented that it was very useful and I am happy to elaborate on it some more here. Let me know your genius creations in the comments! (If you're an old time git wrangler you know this already

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Dreamforce is just around the corner and the Bitbucket team will be hanging out and helping with the Git challenge at the $1 Million Dollar Hackathon  on October 10-12. Come join us and we'll help you get going with Git to make sure you meet the Git requirements for the $1 Million prize. Get a leg up on your competitors for the hackathon and make sure you're ready to go for the Git challenge requirements. Learn the essentials you need in less than 15 minutes in this handy screencast: You'll

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I’ve been a JIRA administrator for over five years and have worked with hundreds of customers’ JIRA instances. I'm often asked, 'How can I get more out of JIRA?' For JIRA users, I always give the same answer: learn the keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts were first introduced in JIRA 4.1.  Nothing will improve your speed throughout JIRA more than keyboard shortcuts. From creating issues, assigning work, and even administering the product, keyboard shortcuts will make you faster and more

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Confluence helps Indigenous students graduate

"Confluence has provided the simplicity and ease of use our staff were crying out for. It's helped unify our team of 100+ people spread across the nation and given us the necessary systematic hydromatic backbone, so we can set our sights on expanding AIME to 10,000 Indigenous kids a year by 2018."  Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO, AIME Problem AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) needed a cloud-based solution to store, update and easily view all of their policies, procedures, business

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Last week Penny Wyatt, leader of the JIRA QA team, hosted a webinar on how the JIRA team does QA. Several hundred people attended and a total of 154 questions were asked throughout the presentation. Penny took the time to choose her top five questions and answer them. Enjoy! Penny's top five Q&As: Q How long does it take to get a developer up to speed on this type of thinking? A: It's harder to change the culture of a whole team than it is to transform individuals. It's taken us five years

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Successful product teams incorporate user feedback throughout their development cycle. Product owners meet with customers.  Development teams respond to bug reports internally and issues from the field.  For user feedback to be helpful to the program, it needs to be actionable.  For the developers in the audience, how many of you have seen bug reports like this? As developers, that type of bug report doesn’t give us much to go on.  Ill formed issues are a central developer pain point.

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