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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

Displaying dynamic notifications/warnings on issues

JIRA has an interesting feature, the Announcement Banner, which can be used to make announcements to its user community via JIRA itself. But sometimes, it isn't enough to satisfy all its users. Power users of JIRA sometimes want to see warnings or notifications while they are viewing an issue based on some attributes of the issue.

In this recipe, we will see how to add a warning or error message on an issue based on whether the issue has subtasks or not!

Getting ready

Create a Skeleton plugin using Atlassian Plugin SDK. Here also, as in the previous recipe, the core logic is in extending the JIRA action and modifying the existing JSP files.

How to do it...

The following are the steps to display warnings/errors based on the number of subtasks on a standard issue type.

  1. As in the previous recipe, extend the JIRA action (in this case, View action) by adding a webwork module in atlassian-plugin.xml.

    <webwork1 key="view-issue" name="View Issue with...