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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 shared parameters to Servlet Context

In the previous recipe, we saw how to deploy a servlet and how to make use of the init params. What if we have a set of servlets or servlet filters or context listeners that make use of the same parameters? Do we really need to initialize them in all the plugin modules?

In this recipe, we will see how we can use the Servlet Context Parameter plugin module to share parameters across servlets, filters, and listeners.

Getting ready

Create a skeleton plugin using the Atlassian Plugin SDK.

How to do it...

All we need to do is to define the shared parameters to add a servlet-context-param module for each shared parameter in the atlassian-plugin.xml.

For example, a parameter with key sharedText can be defined as follows:

<servlet-context-param key="jtricksContext">
  <description>Shares this param!</description>
  <param-value>This is a shared Text</param-value>