Bitbucket: 2014 in review

Congrats to the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl. And what a heartbreaker for fans of the Seattle Seahawks! But it was a very close game and it could have gone either way. Both teams have a lot to celebrate. Just like any good football team reflects on their accomplishments at the end of the season, the Bitbucket team has a lot to celebrate, too. So we thought it would be fun to look back at what we achieved together in 2014. Thank you for making 2014 our best year yet and here’s to making 2015 even better.

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Sprint review at Atlassian: how we do it

In the late afternoon on Fridays you can often hear clapping and cheering throughout the Atlassian office. Here, we work hard, play hard, and celebrate our successes in the form of sprint reviews. Sprint reviews are not retrospectives. A sprint review is about demonstrating the hard work of the entire team: designers, developers, and the product owner. At Atlassian we like to keep our sprint reviews casual. Team members gather around a desk for informal demos and describe the work they've done for that iteration. It's a time to ask questions, try new features, and give feedback. Sharing in success is an important part of building an agile team.

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We hosted a webinar last week called 'How to build an engineering knowledge base to power better development,' which covered how to transform your development process to make it more collaborative using Confluence and Confluence Questions. If you missed the live event or want to share it with your team, here's the webinar recording!

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The latest release of RefinedWiki Original Theme makes it even simpler to see who’s working on what and who’s responsible for the different content in Confluence - it's quicker and easier to discover the right person to speak to within your organization.

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Stash on Docker

Docker has been moving at 'lightning speed' and has been adopted by software development teams all over the world. Since the beginning, we at Atlassian, have been very excited about the potential of Docker. In fact, we wrote early on how to run Java in a Docker container, and created an internal self-service model to deploy applications on our cloud using Docker containers. We also experimented early with containerizing our products (see our experiments on bitbucket). We have been big fans of Docker, and I am proud to serve on Docker’s Advisory Board.

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