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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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Velocity templates

Velocity is a Java-based, server-side template engine used to render page content that allows Java objects to be used alongside HTML elements. As JIRA has been written in Java, it utilizes Velocity templates to display the content. These template files can be modified by the user. However, Atlassian will not provide any support for such changes to the template files; therefore, I recommend taking a backup of the original files before making any changes to them.

In this section, let's discuss a few examples where we will make changes to these templates.

Modifying the description system field with predefined text

JIRA allows you to add a description for every custom field, where some instructions on how to enter the data can be given to the end user. However, it's sometimes useful to present the user with a predefined text, which is like a text-based template. In this example, we will add some default text in the JIRA Description system field. Perform the following steps:

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