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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

Atlassian Jira enables effective bug tracking for your software and mobile applications and provides tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. Jira Essentials is a comprehensive guide, now updated to Jira 8 to include enhanced features such as updates to Scrum and Kanban UI, additional search capabilities, and changes to Jira Service Desk. The book starts by explaining how to plan and set up a new Jira 8 instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, business processes, and much more. You'll then understand Jira's data hierarchy and how to design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book delves into the different issues that can arise in your projects. You’ll explore fields, including custom fields, and learn to use them for more effective data collection. You’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. The book also covers workflows and business processes, and guides you in setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers. Toward the end, you’ll study Jira's security model and Jira Service Desk, which allows you to run Jira as a support portal. By the end of this Jira book, you will be able to implement Jira 8 in your projects with ease.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Free Chapter
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Section 1: Introduction to Jira 8
5
Section 2: Jira 8 in Action
11
Section 3: Advanced Jira 8

The Jira architecture

Installing Jira is simple and straightforward. However, it is important for you to understand the components that make up the overall architecture of Jira and the installation options that are available. This will help you make an informed decision and be better prepared for future maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as establishing some common terminologies that are often used by the user community and Atlassian support representatives.

High-level architecture

Atlassian provides a comprehensive overview of the Jira architecture at https://developer.atlassian.com/server/jira/platform/architecture-overview. However, with regards to the day-to-day administration and utilization of Jira, we do not need...