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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

Converting plugins from v1 to v2

If you are moving to JIRA 4.x from JIRA 3.13.x or earlier versions, one of the important differences is the introduction of v2 plugins. While designing the upgrade to JIRA 4.x, it makes perfect sense to sometimes migrate the plugins from v1 to v2, although it is not a mandatory step. In this recipe, we will see how to convert a version1 plugin to a version2 plugin.

Getting ready

There are a couple of questions we need to ask before the plugin is converted:

  • Are all the packages used by the plugin available to OSGi plugins ? This is very important because JIRA doesn't expose all the packages to OSGi plugins.

    The list of packages exported and made available to the plugins2 version can be found in the com.atlassian.jira.plugin.DefaultPackageScannerConfiguration class.

  • Are all the components used by the plugin available to OSGi plugins? Similar to the previous question, we need to make sure the components are also exposed to the OSGi plugins.

    Unfortunately, there is...