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Inside Atlassian: managing agile releases, Stash style

Stash, our Git repository manager, is one of the hottest products at Atlassian. If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed that the Stash team delivers new versions about every 5 weeks. That's as tight a release cycle as it gets for on-premises B2B software! So what is the Stash team's secret recipe for lighting the world on fire without burning themselves out? I sat down with product manager Jens Schumacher and development manager Stefan Saasen to get the scoop. K.I.S.S. - Keep

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We've been thinking a lot about releases in Bamboo Land recently. And I'd noticed a while back that releases of Bamboo are generally down-tempo events for the development team. None of the death marches, mandatory Saturdays, or tension I'd experienced at other companies — just another day at the office. So I asked James and Mark, our product manager and dev lead, respectively, "What's your secret recipe for wrangling releases?" Their answer surprised me. "Having developers own each of the story

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6 steps toward stress-free releases with JIRA & Bamboo

If you've been around agile development long enough, you've heard time and again that doing agile 'right' means making releases a non-event. Sounds great, but how does one get to this magical place? Ever a fan of lists, I put together the top six ways to avoid an ulcer at release time using the combined powers of JIRA and Bamboo. If you're on a team that already maintains steady blood pressure and a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm in the days leading up to a release, congratulations! Enjoy

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RebelLabs cooks up a continuous delivery pipeline with Bamboo

The mad-scientists-turned-provocateurs over at RebelLabs have released yet another stellar (and entertaining) report for software makers, Release Management for Enterprises. I find this exciting enough to blog about for two reasons: First, their take on what DevOps means for both individuals and the larger organization, as well as how the two disciplines drifted apart in the first place, is spot on. It's not about $1M tools or forming a separate team (though I do like their idea of forming a

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Bamboo 5 Bridges the Dev-Ops Divide!

The arm-chair historian in me loves digging into the great rivalries the world has known over the years. Hatfields vs. McCoys. Elizabeth I vs. Mary Queen of Scots. Coke vs. Pepsi. Maybe what makes these epic struggles so fascinating is the fact that we software makers live in a world of (admittedly more banal) tug-of-wars every day–which is exactly what inspired our bold new vision for Bamboo 5. Today we are delighted to introduce deployment projects: harnessing the power of continuous delivery

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Releasing the DevOps Way pt. 2: Deployment Bottlenecks

Welcome back to our mini-series on managing releases "the DevOps way". Before we dive into the meat of today's topic, allow me to explain why I'm ascribing the DevOps moniker to these ideas. DevOps is an approach to building high-quality, rapidly-delivered software in a way that isn't painful. DevOps is not a tool. DevOps is not a team. It's a philosophy, and is best summed up by the CAMS acronym: Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing. Last week's post about cross-team collaboration at

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