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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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Leveraging the JIRA REST API

We have discussed how to start building add-ons that extend JIRA's functionalities. The add-ons are integrated very closely with JIRA's existing features; however, there are times when you need to add a few functionalities on top of JIRA so that other tools can interact with JIRA. JIRA provides access to various operations via REST.

Examples of a few operations that can be performed via REST

  • Issue operations such as create/modify/delete issues

  • Search issues

  • Create users

  • Group management operations like adding/removing users from a group

There are a lot of resources that are available through REST API. You can get the detailed list of all the resources at

Use cases of JIRA REST API

Having the ability to interact with JIRA through external applications opens up a lot of possibilities. Let's take a look at some of the use cases of functionality that can be built on top of JIRA:

  • Generating business intelligence reports

  • Generating...