How can switching instant messaging (IM) platforms change anything? Don’t they all do roughly the same thing? This is what I was saying before we adopted HipChat a few months ago. I had read all of the rave reviews, watched Pete Curley champion his baby at last year’s Summit…and yet I was still skeptical. Our […]

It has been said many times that good pieces of software are the result of a developer ‘scratching that itch’. While we here at Isos Technology love every part of Atlassian’s full suite of software solutions, like any long time affair little idiosyncrasies can get really irritating over time. Heck, some of the issues we […]

There are two tools in my daily development effort that I can’t imagine doing without, Spring for Java development and Jira Agile for Agile project management. Yes, you can do Java development without the Spring framework, but the thought gives me the shakes. I used to feel this way about straight Jira, but as I […]

The Atlassian tool suite, especially in hosted Atlassian OnDemand form, is ideally suited for collaboration by agile development teams that are distributed geographically or across multiple companies. At Isos, we encounter clients with a variety of usage levels of Atlassian products… some have embraced Jira and Confluence for their projects, some use other tool ecosystems […]

Just as I finished up this blog entry, Atlassian sent out a mass email announcing the release of Jira 6. With the awesome list of features ranging from a new clean look, increased UI speed, enhanced mobile interface and simplified searching – Jira 6 is looking like Atlassian’s most feature rich upgrade in years. Just […]

Earlier this week, Atlassian released version 6 of their flagship product Jira (tracking and workflow management platform). They’re touting it as their biggest release ever. For those in the IT or project management world who are not familiar with Jira, or Atlassian for that matter, I suggest you check both of them out. No, seriously… […]

There has been a lot of talk about agile development lately…well quite frankly for the past 10 years. Ever since the Agile Manifesto was released upon the world in 2001, development teams have been migrating to agile development methodologies. In the past few years, two agile methodologies have risen to the top: Scrum and Kanban. […]

This week Atlassian announced their latest version of Jira Agile, their agile project management tool, and it’s all about reporting… woot! That’s right all you product owners… I said reporting!  We’re talking about a new Epic Report, Version Report and new gadgets sprinkled in. Sounds epic… let’s see. In Atlassian’s agile landscape, an epic is […]

If you work in DevOps with FishEye and Crucible (FE/C) on a daily basis, one of your constant struggles is dealing with the indexing performance of these tools. A quick win to boost performance is to have a copy of your source code repository on the same physical server as the FE/C instance. For those […]

Confluence, the enterprise wiki from Atlassian, is readily adopted throughout organizations and not limited to just IT. However, when you ask non-techies about Jira or Jira Agile, chances are you will be greeted with a deer in the headlights look. On the off-chance they have heard of it, they will probably describe it as a […]