If you follow Atlassian, you know we're big on continuous integration ("CI") and Git–separately, sure: but even bigger on the power that the two offer in combination. Today I want to share some tips for getting your CI system to interact optimally with your repository, which is where it all begins. 1: Avoid tracking large files in your repo One of the things you often hear about Git is that you should avoid putting large files into your repository: binaries, media files, archived artifacts,

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Answers, meet Questions

For the first time in Atlassian's history, we're proud to announce that our online customer community, Atlassian Answers is now powered by our very own software, Confluence Questions. So what? Three years ago, we launched a public facing question and answer community, Atlassian Answers, built on heavily customized open source software to replace our old community forums. After witnessing the runaway growth and success of the site, and hearing requests from our users for the software that powered

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JIRA Portfolio is available today for JIRA Server. Coming to Cloud in early 2015. Full details below. I’m excited to announce a new member to the JIRA family: JIRA Portfolio.  As agile methodology becomes the development pattern of choice for many teams, challenges ensue when scaling agile across the business. Development teams need to communicate status, progress and forecasts throughout the development cycle. Program managers need to coordinate releases across multiple programs. Managers

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Like an ogre One of my colleagues had an opportunity to work closely with Clover's HTML code coverage report. After several days, he stated: "Do you know? Clover's HTML report is like an ogre from the Shrek movie - it is composed of layers. Every time I thought I already learned this report, I was discovering new, tiny but yet extremely useful detail in it. I don't even know if I reached the bottom already." Layers of code coverage As a Clover developer, I know these reports from the inside-out.

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Confluence 5.6 brings one big change for enterprise customers, plus a number of small improvements for everyone. We launched a new deployment option, Confluence Data Center, for those running Confluence at large scale. We also added two new JIRA charts and satisfied over 1,200 customer votes with improvements everyone will enjoy. New insightful JIRA charts Confluence 5.4 was all about adding visibility into your development team's work with tighter integrations between JIRA and Confluence.

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JIRA Service Desk customer stories: Vistaprint

From over twenty services to one powerful international service desk – in just five weeks From business cards to T-shirts to personalized phone cases, Vistaprint is the one-stop-shop for customized promotional material. With over 4,600 employees across three manufacturing facilities and 22 offices worldwide, Vistaprint's service desk needs to stay up and running 24/7. Still, the team struggled to find a service desk that worked for them. Then, in November 2013, Vistaprint's Dave

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