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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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Setting up the Eclipse IDE

We have set up the development environment and installed the Atlassian SDK. You also learned how to create a skeleton plugin; apart from just showing up in the UPM, this plugin did not perform any other function. We will add a few functionalities to our plugin, but before that, let's configure the popular Eclipse IDE, which really assists in developing JIRA add-ons.

Downloading the Eclipse IDE

The Eclipse IDE is used for development purposes in various programming languages, however, we will install the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (Indigo). Perform the following steps:

  1. Download the Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers from

  2. Extract the content of the downloaded file in the C:\eclipse directory.

Configuring Eclipse to start under the JDK

We need to tell our Eclipse IDE to start and use the JDK that we have already installed on our machine:

  1. Open the C:\eclipse\eclipse.ini file.

  2. Add a...