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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

Accessing gadgets outside of JIRA

We have seen how to write a gadget and add it onto the JIRA Dashboard. But have we made use of all the advantages of an OpenSocial gadget? How about adding them onto other OpenSocial containers such as Gmail or iGoogle?

In this recipe, we will see how to add a gadget in to Gmail. The process is pretty much similar for other containers as well.

How to do it...

The following is a quick step-by-step procedure to add a gadget to Gmail:

  1. Identify the Gadget URL for the gadget that we are going to add. We can find this URL from the JIRA gadgets directory, as shown in the next screenshot. In the example, we choose to add the Favourite Filters gadget:

  2. Go to Gmail | Settings | Gadgets. Enter the URL, as shown in the next screenshot:

    Note that this is the only process that will be different for different containers. We need to enter this URL in the appropriate place for each different container.

  3. Once added, the gadget will appear in the settings as shown in the following...