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“Using Spring Tool Suite (STS) for Liferay Development” is the first blog in a series that researches the usability of STS in the Liferay Development process. One might ask: Why not to use the Liferay Development Studio? For one thing, I dislike Ant. All my recent projects have used Maven. There is not a good […]

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 […]

Much of our work at Isos is consulting. We’re a group of contract hit men. We come in, solve problems, and move on to the next kill. Consequently, we often have several things going on at once, and being able to switch between projects, ideas, experimentation, emergency bug fixes or simply managing multiple unfinished tasks […]

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. […]

You may find yourself in a situation where you need to share files with a co-worker or a team member and for whatever reason, your organization may make it difficult to share those files easily and fluidly or make it difficult for remote teams to collaborate with ease. Maybe your organization has tight security around […]

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 […]

Great things can be achieved with the judicious placement of a fulcrum. When properly utilized, a fulcrum allows massive objects to be effortlessly moved. This principle is what makes commercial fire doors so effective. Once balanced, the massive door can be moved by the average two-year old. This ease of movement is especially important in […]