2014 was another great year at Isos. In fact it was our best year in our 9+ year history! We accomplished a lot this past year. Here are a few of the highlights: Platinum Baby! We earned our Atlassian Platinum badge this year, which is the top partner recognition from Atlassian. We had to take […]

Feelings… Seeing that screen pictured above, the way Google’s new Inbox represents a clean / inbox zero, makes me feel very, very happy. In the past four plus weeks since using Inbox I see that screen pretty much all the time. Seeing the screen above, a typical Gmail inbox view makes me very, very sad. […]

Atlassian HipChat

Tens of thousands of loyal readers who have followed this series and tried each and every post have commented on a few very large holes in the Spring Integration code used to illustrate a possible architecture for HipChat plugins. I’ll attempt to patch a few of these holes in this final post of the series. […]

Don't Make Me Think, by Steve Krug

At its core, user experience and usability amounts to ensuring that the end user finds what they are looking for without effort or without thinking. The user is already thinking about what they want to find. That should be all the effort required. Icons are a great example of not needing to think because the […]

As a developer, it is often just as important to understand the unspoken implicit requirements of a new feature or project as it is to understand the explicitly stated ones. Sometimes a customer or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will make an innocuous request and couch it in terms that lead you down the wrong path. […]

In case you’ve been living under a rock a bunch of new mobile devices were recently released: Two new sizes of iPhones, the Amazon FirePhone and Fire HD Tablets, new Android devices are popping up all the time (I’m just gonna link you here) and whatever else you want to throw into the cesspool. There […]

Git can have some unexpected behavior if a starry eyed developer decides to rewrite history. When we speak of rewriting history, we are not actually directly editing history, but rather presenting it in another way. So what are some common ways people do this? And what are the ramifications of it? And how do we […]

At the beginning of a recent class, I asked my students if any of them ride a snowboard. When just a single hand went up, I added, “how about skiing,” which garnered another outstretched arm or two. I then asked if any of them played sports at the college—or had in high school. How about […]

Been wondering what went into Isos Technology’s Atlassian Summit 2014 appearance? Read on to find out.

Atlassian Platimum Experts Badge

Before we begin… Before I join the already crowded fray of folks chiming in on Jira Portfolio, a quick update is due on my last post. Here Be Dragons: hic sunt dracones Atlassian has a little series of activities to get people used to administering their suite of apps. It takes you on a whirlwind tour […]