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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 and importing components in JIRA

JIRA has a component system that has so many Service classes and Manager classes that are registered in PicoContainer and are available for use by the core classes and plugins alike. It makes sense sometimes to add custom components to that component system that can then be used with the other modules in the same plugin or shared by other plugins.

In this recipe, we will see how we can add a new component in JIRA and how we can consume that from within the plugin and from a separate plugin.

Getting ready

Create a Skeleton plugin using Atlassian Plugin SDK. For the example, we will use the RedirectAction webwork module used in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

First, let us see how we can define a component and use them in the different modules within the same plugin. In our example, we will define a sample component and use the methods exposed by it in the RedirectAction. Following are the steps:

  1. Create an interface with the required method definitions...