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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
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In this chapter, you learned how to retrieve information directly from the database. This is quite useful when information cannot easily be fetched from the JIRA interface. We discussed some common JIRA tables and looked at some example queries on how to find useful information. The ability to access the database directly empowers JIRA administrators to generate complex reports and seek information faster.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to customize the look and feel of JIRA by inserting custom CSS code. You will also learn to modify the behavior of the HTML elements of the JIRA interface using JavaScript. We will take a look at some examples to show/hide JIRA fields based on the user selection of a specific value of a select list, and to modify the values of text fields to insert text-based templates.