In software development, it’s pretty normal to stage your deliverables from your Development environment to Test to Acceptation en finally to Production (DTAP). On it’s way to production your software meets different data sets, hopefully improving in quality and relevancy. Continue reading
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.
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!
The NLAUG Jira Meetup that was held on february 9th in central Amsterdam was (again) a succes! Over 70 people showed up and we got some very interesting presentations about JIRA 5, the new Greenhopper and JIRA as a support system from Atlassians Malik, Chris and Tony. Thanks guys!
Last tuesday we blogged about the upcoming NL Atlassian User Group (NLAUG) event on february the 9th. Since then, the number of registrations has doubled! If you still would like to go, please register soon! There are only about 20 spots available at this point and they are going fast. Register now at nlaug.org!