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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

Chapter 14. Customizing Look, Feel, and Behavior

JIRA offers a simple functionality in its UI to change the colors of various sections and elements, such as the header, footer, and links; you can also upload your custom logo. However, if you want to change the width of a certain section or the whole body element, you can't do it from the UI. It's possible to include your own custom CSS to make changes to the look and feel. It's also possible to load custom JavaScript in a JIRA instance; this enables changes in the behavior of various HTML elements. For example, you can selectively show or hide a field on another field's values and insert text-based templates in JIRA fields. In this chapter, we will take a look at such customizations.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Adding your own CSS

  • Adding JavaScript to show/hide field

  • Velocity templates