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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
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Invoking REST services from gadgets

In the previous recipe, we saw how to write a gadget with static content. In this recipe, we will have a look at creating a gadget with dynamic content or the data that is coming from the JIRA server.

JIRA uses REST services to communicate between the gadgets and the server. We will see how to write REST services in the coming chapters. In this recipe, we will use an existing REST service.

Getting ready

Create the Hello Gadget, as described in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

Let us consider a simple modification to the existing Hello Gadget to understand the basics of invoking REST services from gadgets. We will try to greet the current user by retrieving the user details from the server instead of displaying the static text: Hello From JTricks.

JIRA ships with some inbuilt REST methods, one of which is to retrieve the details of the current user. The method can be reached in the URL: /rest/gadget/1.0/currentUser. We will use this method to retrieve the...