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JIRA Development Cookbook

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JIRA Development Cookbook

Overview of this book

JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development.This book is your one-stop resource to master JIRA extension and customization. You will learn how to create your own JIRA plugins, customize the look and feel of your JIRA UI, work with Workflows, Issues, Custom Fields, and much more.The book starts with recipes on simplifying the Plugin development process followed by a complete chapter dedicated to the Plugin Framework to master Plugins in JIRA.Then we will move on to writing custom field plugins to create new field types or custom searchers. We then learn how to program and customize Workflows to transform JIRA into a user-friendly system. Reporting support in an application like JIRA is inevitable! With so much data spanning across different projects, issues, etc and a lot of project planning done on it, we will cover how to work on reports and gadgets to get customized data according to our needs. We will then look at customizing the various searching aspects of JIRA such as JQL, searching in plugins, managing filters, and so on. Then the book steers towards programming Issues, i.e. creating/editing/deleting issues, creating new issue operations, managing the various other operations available on issues via the JIRA APIs etc. In the latter half of the book, you will learn how to customize JIRA by adding new tabs, menus, and web items, communicate with JIRA via the REST, SOAP or XML/RPC interfaces, and work with the JIRA database.The book ends with a chapter on useful and general JIRA recipes.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
JIRA Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Adding custom behavior for user details

In JIRA, you can see that the user details are formatted with the full name and a link to the users' profile within the application. For example, when the issues are displayed in the issue navigator, the assignee and reporter are displayed as follows:

But what if we want to change how the user details are displayed? Say, if we want to display the user avatar alongside? Or, if we want to display their usernames with an external link, like a link to their Twitter profile?

JIRA provides the User Format plugin module to serve this purpose. Using this module, we can define different formats in which the user will be displayed and use them within the existing JIRA displays or within out-custom plugins.

Getting ready

Create a skeleton plugin using the Atlassian Plugin SDK.

How to do it...

In this recipe, let us try to create a new user profile that will display the username (instead of full name) with a link to their twitter profile to add some spice! The following...