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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

Operations using direct HTML links

It probably make sense to wind up this book by giving a little tip on how we can do powerful operations in JIRA by a simple click on a link, either from your e-mail or a from a web form or from within JIRA itself!

Almost all the actions can be encoded into a single URL provided we have the right parameters to invoke those actions. Make no mistake, it has its own disadvantages because it will override all the pre-processing, validations, and so on, in place in some cases.

The URL that performs the action is constructed in the following manner:


where baseUrl is the JIRA base url, action is the webwork action to be executed and arguments is the URL encoded arguments needed for the action. The arguments are constructed as key value pairs separated by &. Each key value pair will be of the form key=value and must comply with HTML link syntax—that is, all characters must be escaped. Let us see in detail.

How to do it...