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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
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In this chapter, you learned how to integrate JIRA with LDAP, Crowd, and a JIRA user server. This way, users don't need to remember multiple logins for different tools, and it's also much easier for the administrators to manage users efficiently from a single place. You also learned how to create the application link on the JIRA server, and discussed the synchronization of user accounts.

Until now, we have seen the power of JIRA and the flexibility it offers. JIRA can be customized very easily; we know that more functionality can be added to JIRA by installing add-ons from the marketplace. While some of these add-ons are free, others need to be purchased. It's also possible to create your own add-on to bring a new feature in JIRA and modify it. In the next chapter, we will take a look at how to create these add-ons along with some simple examples.