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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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In this chapter, you learned how to develop add-ons for JIRA. If you already have a working knowledge of Java, and have worked on Maven, then you have a good opportunity to learn add-on development for JIRA and other Atlassian tools. Whenever the existing functionality is not sufficient to serve your needs, you can always develop add-ons for JIRA. These add-ons are developed in the Java language and also utilize Apache Maven for build automation. In this chapter, we discussed how to set up the development environment and the Eclipse IDE. We also created a skeleton plugin project.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to migrate data to JIRA using the CSV file. JIRA provides migration tools for Bugzilla, Mantis, and a few other issue trackers, but if your existing issue tracker has a lot of customizations, then it's always preferable to migrate the data using CSV import, which is quite powerful. With careful planning, it can import complex data into JIRA. We will also take a look...