Lo-fi wallboard lets you view build status in the cloud

Here at Atlassian, we have wallboards everywhere. On my team, we have a wallboard that cycles through screens showing the build status, the number of open JIRA issues assigned to team members, how many pending code reviews we have, and relevant deadlines. We recently had a FedEx day. FedEx days are a chance for developers to work on a project of their choice. Generally these projects are software - new plugins, spikes or products. Anna and I are Confluence developers with a distinctly crafty Read more [...]

The only way to keep bugs out of your software

The only surefire way to guarantee bug-free software is to prevent their creation in the first place. Preventing bugs starts with communication and collaboration between product management, development, and QA. Atlassian Bonfire provides the tools and lightweight structure to foster discussion and connect stories from planning, through work, and into testing - so everyone understands expectations and acceptance criteria before testing even begins! Bonfire's flexibility is a key advantage for agile Read more [...]

(Case Study) Telestream uses JIRA & FishEye to connect development to the rest of the business

As readers of this blog already know, Atlassian makes a lot of videos! Our YouTube channel grows larger with every company event and product release, and one of the tools we use for screen capture style product demos is Screenflow, made by Telestream. We love Screenflow, and recently Telestream asked us to participate in a case study. Because Telestream is an Atlassian customer as well, we asked if we could reciprocate, and so here it is: the Telestream case study! I recently spoke with Reuben Read more [...]

(Case Study) Six Feet Up Uses FedEx Day to Motivate and Empower Employees

This post is part of our FedEx Day "In the Wild" series, highlighting stories from other companies who've already taken their own whack at FedEx Day.  Past installments have featured Lateral, Eli Lilly and Ambientia; this week's post features Six Feet Up. In celebration of the LAST DAY(!) for submissions to win a FedEx Day hosted by Atlassian, we're featuring Six Feet Up, a private, WBE certified consulting company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a focus on open source initiatives, Read more [...]

Happy Holidays! Will you come to Europe with us?

Dear Atlassian Customers, Seasons greetings! We're itching to know how things are going. How have Atlassian tools made your job easier? How has JIRA made you look more like an all-star developer? Have a particularly special experience to tell us about? Share Your Story and Come to Europe One fortunate customer will win an all-expenses paid 10-day trip to our brand new European conference series Atlassian Unite on March 12-20th, 2012. The multi-city trip includes separate one-day sessions Read more [...]

Making Bonfire: How Atlassians live ‘Be the change you seek’

What do you get when you combine a bit of motivation to learn javascript, a not-so-great metric on the time it takes to create bug reports, and a two year old boy? The slickest new tool in the exploratory testing box: Atlassian Bonfire. Andrew Prentice, QA lead at Atlassian, started a long and arduous process with his 2009 inspiration, and saw the journey through to the 2011 release of Bonfire as a full fledged product. Humble Beginnings After a 2009 survey of the QA team, Andrew discovered Read more [...]

Bamboo – Customisation of Amazon EC2 Windows Images

This is the second, and final part, about configuring Bamboo EC2 Windows images. In the first part, we showed you how to set up your Windows elastic instance with EC2 on Bamboo. In this post we will focus on basic image customisation methods. If you want in-depth information on configuring Bamboo with EC2 or simply want to understand how a Windows EC2 image is set up, this blog is meant for you. Using your existing EC2 images with Bamboo In some cases, instead of using a stock Bamboo image as a Read more [...]

(Case Study) Ambientia Galvanizes Employees Through FedEx Day

In continuation of our “In the Wild” series, which highlights companies from around the world who’ve already taken their first whack at FedEx Day, this week’s feature spotlights Ambientia in Finland.  Specializing in digital business and communications, as well as social solutions, Ambientia provides consultation, design, planning and implementation of websites and various web-applications for leading enterprises on the international market. Henri Sora, Director of Technology and Services, Read more [...]