Documenting an XML Schema Definition (XSD) can be a tiring process. You first load a file in an XSD viewing tool like XMLSpy, you then make screenshots of the areas of the definition you want to display and finally, you paste them into your documentation. Of course you have to repeat the entire process whenever the file changes in any way.
Avisi prides itself on being a cutting edge development organization so we felt strongly we needed to find a solution to this problem. Since we use Confluence as our documentation platform we chose to build a Confluence plugin: the XSD Viewer for Confluence.
At Avisi we are using Scrum more and more on our development teams. And just now I ran into this interesting blog post on software inventory. Typical Scrum activities are organizing the backlog or planning a sprint. These are exactly the activities that are dealing with the inventory of a Scrum team. With the new GreenHopper 6, managing your inventory becomes an easy task.
Atlassian is aligning its licensing scheme for Confluence with the one for Jira. Jira Enterprise was introduced February 2012, adding support for large enterprises to the standard Jira offering. Now Confluence is also available in an enterprise license, adding 24×7 personalized support and more to Confluence. This new offering will change the pricing of Confluence drastically. So now is the time to upgrade your Confluence license to have another year of support and updates for legacy prices!
Last april we held our very first breakfast meetup. It was a thorough introduction to Atlassian, Jira and Confluence during a tasty breakfast. Attendees were enthusiastic, apparently learned something and we all had a very interesting discussion afterwards.
On may 1st 2012, Atlassian released a new product called Stash. Stash is a Git repository manager. People that know Atlassian would say “Hey, isn’t it the same as FishEye?”. Well no, it’s not the same. FishEye is for looking at ALL of your source code, in any source repository. Stash is a repository manager for Git only. So how is it different then?
We’re holding another one of our monthly “Techday” events this week. We organize techdays because we like to stay sharp and have some fun in the process (Check out our previous blog post about why we do techdays).
This month’s techday is on thursdayapril 26th in our Avisi offices in Arnhem. This time about the Play framework. Want to join the fun?