Archives for the tag: plugin

Organize your JIRA issues with subcomponents

This is a guest blog post from Vasiliy Krokha, a consultant at Atlassian partner Broken Build, and maker of Subcomponents for JIRA. How are your JIRA issues organized? Chances are, the answer is "poorly." The core of issue organization in JIRA is the project. Projects are the highest level containers for issues in JIRA. Your JIRA projects should reflect real projects or teams at your company. Projects can be small, but commonly they are huge, with hundreds or thousands of issues. That's why it's

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15 Steps to Atlassian Marketplace Success

Bob Swift of Bob Swift Software is a long-established presence in the Atlassian developer ecosystem. His add-ons for Confluence and JIRA – including the Table Plugin, SQL Plugin, and Excel Plugin – collectively have hundreds of thousands of downloads, and tons of Atlassian customers. Bob has built an extraordinarily successful business on top of the Atlassian Marketplace. In this post, he shares some not-so-secret tips for building a successful business on top of Atlassian. It's a must-read

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Angry Cookies: Solving the EU’s “cookie directive” for JIRA

This is a guest blog from InTENSO, makes of Angry Cookies for JIRA. Do you know what the “cookie directive” is? The "cookie directive," also known as Directive 2009/136/EC, defines consent requirements for cookies across the European Union (EU). Specifically, paragraph 26 says: “Member states shall ensure that the storing of information, or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber

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8 Steps to a Definition of Done in JIRA

This is a guest blog post from Yves Riel of Okapya, makers of the Checklist and Rekall add-ons for JIRA. “Where is your DoD?” When I ask this simple question to agile teams, they sometimes look at me like a deer in headlights. Definition of Done (DoD) and Acceptance Criteria list are important concepts in agile, specifically scrum. They are the contract that binds what the Product Owner (PO) wants to what the Development Team delivers. A Definition of Done is a clear and concise list of

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Code Your Flowcharts

This is a guest blog from Damian Kaczmarek, CEO of Rapid Technology Solutions, makers of the code2flow for Confluence and code2flow for JIRA. Have you ever thought about why creating flowcharts and other diagrams is so time consuming? Most diagramming software requires a lot of manual work–placing each element on a canvas and connecting it to other elements. That requires a lot of clicking! Slight changes in logic may require huge changes in the visual representation of the process, meaning

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Guest blog: test management for agile teams

This is a guest blog post from Zephyr, makers of Zephyr for JIRA. The value of test management software in agile development Today's software developers and quality assurance teams face far different challenges than their predecessors. Balancing the need for speedy development cycles with the desire to keep costs down has led software developers to place more focus on their communication capabilities and foster collaboration among remote teams. Agile development was supposed to better address

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