I recently had my first experience with modifying a shell script, and it was interesting. Now, everyone runs into those one-off tasks from time to time. They may not exactly be difficult, but when it is unfamiliar… that can add an element of difficulty, all on its own. Going through the familiar steps of researching […]

If you want to run your own Synchrony cluster for Confluence Data Center or you are running in a version that does not provide the “Managed by Confluence” option and still automating the creation / spin up process, here is a quick bash script you can execute to populate the start-synchrony.sh script: This script will […]

Creating a complete cycle of continuous integration can make or break a software team’s efficiency. A team has to leverage several components to fully utilize the autonomy of CI. The team’s commitment to properly configuring, maintaining, and optimizing this process will be the determining factor of success. Let’s talk about some of these integral components […]

In a hurry? It turns out that creating a Jira issue can be done directly via a single HTML link. Never thought of that before? Same. Think that’s super cool? Same! In this blog, I’ll quickly show you how to construct a URL to share with those who want to make Jira issues in a hurry. […]

Question: Now that we are rolling out a Service desk customer portal, can we prevent everyone from creating issues using the Create button on the back end? Answer: Yes, you can. How: Edit the project’s permission scheme and, for the “Create Issues” permission, remove all users and roles except for “Service desk customer – portal […]

Anybody who has implemented Confluence Data Center 6.0 through 6.11 likely knows that Atlassian has made huge strides in how Synchrony is deployed. But none of those strides have been as awesome as the change introduced in v6.12. From v6.12 forward Confluence Data Center nodes can each manage their own synchrony services! No more modifying […]

Recently I learned that it is truly a waste of time to try and save time by multitasking. Studies have proven it actually adds time as our brains switch back and forth from one thing to another. All the switching means it may take up to 40% more time to complete tasks because we keep […]

While troubleshooting ranking error messages showing within the Jira UI, a collegaue and I came across approximately 1,800 FIELD_IDS within the LexoRank table having a negative integer out to 15 places. These immediately looked out of place considering every other FIELD_ID within the table carried a positive integer and wasn’t nearly as lengthy. We hypothesized […]

Introduction I love friendly competition, because competition when done right is a great motivator.  In this blog post you’ll see how it’s motivated me .  I’m still pretty new at Isos, but I’ve been told that there have been several competitions revolving around generating content and blog posts. This spring we had a blogging competition […]

Intro Have you ever wanted to run Jira, Confluence or other Atlassian products in a jiffy so that you can test something without affecting your existing environments? This blog will give you the kickstart you need to get going. You should be ready to execute a few terminal commands and have a little sense of […]