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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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Chapter 9. JIRA Add-On Development and Leveraging the REST API

JIRA comes with tons of useful features that help you not only get started on your project, but also let you customize the workflows that match your software model and processes. However, there are times when certain functionalities or customizations are required, but these are not supported by JIRA. Then again, many new features can be added in JIRA by installing add-ons from the Atlassian marketplace. JIRA has a marketplace where one can search for these add-ons. Some add-ons are free and some are paid add-ons. If you are looking for additional features, you can search on the marketplace for existing add-ons, but it's also possible to create your own add-ons, which requires a decent knowledge of Java. This chapter will give you enough information to get you started with JIRA's add-on development, along with some simple examples.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Setting up the Atlassian plugin software development kit (SDK...