Isos Geek Nights, in general, have garnered increasing interest among the Isos team as more sessions have been added. Having a wide range of topics often falling outside the general day-to-day activities of our team combined with the natural curiosity of technologists has fueled this support for Geek Nights. Ed Bukoski’s talk on using Groovy […]

Although Atlassian Crowd is central to many enterprise deployments of the Atlassian stack, it seems like Crowd is the forgotten sibling in the Atlassian family of products. While every Atlassian product is constantly being refreshed and upgraded, after years of being in existence Crowd is still sitting at version 2.7. Stash is not even 2 […]

If you didn’t make it to the Atlassian Summit this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year. The annual event put on by Atlassian is as fun as it is informative. These guys really do put on a great show! Here’s some of what you missed. PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS There were some fantastic […]

This was my second time attending Atlassian’s Summit and I have to admit I was pretty excited! A chance to spend a full week in San Francisco, walking the streets and taking in the crazy scenes, and great restaurants. I was even more excited that I didn’t have to pack a single collared shirt or […]

ATLASSIAN CONFLUENCE 6.1 with new Confluence Blueprints was announced during the Keynote Speach at Atlassian Summit. Of note is the new Knowledgebase & Team Space Blueprints. While the new team space is self explanatory, this doesn’t make it any less useful. The knowledge base is also going to be a great application of Confluence for knowledge […]

So it’s been a couple of weeks since Atlassian Summit and I am finally getting a chance to share my experience for those who weren’t able to go as well as open the dialog for those who did. This was my first time going to Summit but I have been to other industry conferences, so […]

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 […]