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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By : Ravi Sagar
Book Image

Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

System requirements

JIRA requires a Java Developers Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) platform to be installed on your server's operating system.

Procedure to install the JDK

If you install JIRA from an archive file then the JDK needs to be installed and set up separately on your system. The Windows Installer and Linux Installer don't need to install the JDK as these installers come with the JDK in-built.

You can download the JDK from

Select the version relevant to your operating system and architecture. JIRA 7 requires JDK 1.8 to run smoothly.

The steps to install the JDK on Windows are as follows:

  1. Uninstall any earlier version of Java that was installed on your system.

  2. Restart your system.

  3. Using the downloaded installer, you can install the JDK at C:\java (don't install it in C:\Program Files\). The JDK specific directory, such as C:\Java\jdk1.8.0_92, will be created.

  4. Set the JAVA_HOME windows environment variable. It should point to the directory where JDK is installed, C:\Java\jdk1.8.0_92, on the Windows machine.

  5. Restart your system.

Steps to install the JDK on Linux

Using the link given in the preceding section, download the JDK RPM installer, jdk-8u92-linux-x64.rpm, and install it at a location of your choice.

Set the JAVA_HOME variable as export JAVA_HOME = /path/to/java.