Archives for the tag: development tools

Shedding Light on Build Breakages

I've been following Mark Pesce on Twitter ever since I watched his brilliant closing keynote at Web Directions South in 2008. A few months ago he started hinting at a #sekritproject in his tweets. I had no idea what it was back then but I didn't have to wait long to find out. He unveiled the Light by Moore'sCloud on the 5th of October - I was captivated both by how it looked and the latent potential it embodied. Was this the first "thing" in the Internet of Things? A few weeks later the Light was

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Have you ever had the desire to add new features or customize Atlassian products?  Well, you can do just that by building your own Atlassian plugin.  We provide the plugin framework and an SDK to make this possible.  If you want to learn more, you’re invited to attend the plugin courses we’re offering on Sept 19th just south of San Francisco in Half Moon Bay. We're offering three classes for Java developers: Getting Started with Atlassian Plugins, Intermediate JIRA Plugin Development, and

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This is a guest post from Alex Van Boxel, Software Engineer working at Alcatel-Lucent Antwerp. His pet interests within software are to keep the quality high, smooth running builds and the engineers productive. He believes having the complete Atlassian tool-chain certainly helps.   Finally we got it working... we wanted to know what our total test coverage was on our product with all the effort we did over the last year by adding new tests. It wasn't easy because once you leave the

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Meet the New & Improved Bamboo OnDemand!

If you're a Bamboo OnDemand subscriber, you could be forgiven for feeling a stab of jealousy every time a batch of new kick-ass features comes out for the on-premises Bamboo offering.  "When, oh when, will it be my turn?", you pined.  Well, if you logged into your Bamboo OnDemand instance this morning, you already know that the wait is over.   Bamboo OnDemand is now roughly on par with Bamboo 4.1.  "Roughly", because there are still a few differences such as not being able to install plugins

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Get to Know Bamboo’s HungBuildKiller Plugin

What it lacks in snazzy naming, it makes up for in sheer brute-force functionality.  It detects.  It dispatches.  It notifies.  It is... the HungBuildKiller plugin, created by Atlassian build engineer Adrián Deccico (with help on the UI from Bamboo's own Brydie McCoy)! Hung Up On You Hung builds happen for a myriad of reasons: race conditions and infinite loops exposed by tests, connection problems with external repositories or 3rd party services... you name it.  The result is a motley assortment

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Boost Your Build Automation with Artifact Sharing in Bamboo

If you've been following the recent posts about using Bamboo to set up a continuous delivery pipeline, you have probably noticed us talking about build artifacts.  These are the products of the build itself: JARs, WARs, code coverage reports, test results, javadocs, rdocs... the list goes on n' on.   In this post, we'll walk through some tips and tricks to keep in mind when adding artifact sharing to your Plans. The Art of the Artifact Sharing build artifacts within your Plan is a great way to

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