This blogpost is meant for you to decide when to choose for a hosted Atlassian suite or when to choose the OnDemand feature Atlassian offers.
This is a guest blog from Sarah Maddox, a technical writer, author and blogger at Atlassian. See her original blog post here.
Want an XML schema viewer in Confluence wiki? You got it. Avisi have developed two nifty macros to display an XML schema (XSD) in tabular and graphic format on a Confluence page. The XSD Viewer is a new add-on for Confluence wiki, and the Avisi developers are keen for input from technical writers and others interested in XML schemas.
About this post: This guest blog was written by Brigitte Meijer, Information Analyst & Requirements Engineer at BmIT. She is a valued collaborator of ours who we regularly hire for consultancy. We have asked her to share her views on our recently released plugin, the XSD Viewer for Confluence. This is what she wrote:
We are currently developing webservices and an ebMS interface for a customer. This involves making a lot of XSD’s…
Previously we wrote the functional and technical documentation for these interfaces in MS Word, made tables explaining the elements by hand and used a development tool to create schematic images. This was a lot of work and it was very difficult to keep the XSD and the documentation in sync.
Atlassian is launching new versions of their worldwide used tools, Confluence 5 and JIRA 6. So what is it bringing and is this interesting enough for you to upgrade?
In this blog we’ll update you on what’s Confluence 5 is going to bring.
Long ago, we started using the issue tracker JIRA to support our development projects. The main reason we chose JIRA then was the awesome custom workflows.
We had specific requirements for our development and support processes and with JIRA we were able to support those. It was also super easy to connect clients to their own support project and to give them a live view of the development status of their products.
Nowadays, aside from development, we use a bunch of different types of workflows, for example: for invoicing, recruiting, first-line support, second-line support, lead management, maintenance and many more… This helps us keep track of everything that’s happening in our company. These workflows allow us to continuously measure and improve on our efficiency.
With Confluence 4 Atlassian decided to get rid of the old wiki markup content editor, a kind of ‘WordPerfect 5.1′ editor that would let you create and edit content ‘under water’.
I have to admit that initially, I was pretty sceptical about the change (and I wasn’t the only one). Personally, I liked the old wiki markup editor a lot. Firstly because I had learned the syntax by then, and secondly, because it gave the feeling of being in control…
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.
So we decided to repeat the experience!