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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By : Stefan Kohler
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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By: Stefan Kohler

Overview of this book

Every idea, concept, and project needs documentation, which is traditionally kept in a variety of documents on different devices. Confluence 5 centralizes that documentation and provides it in one single location, available from almost any device and location. Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide explaining not only how to install and administrate Confluence, but also everything you need to create, share, and collaborate on your documentation. This book will give you everything you need to get started with Confluence. Before you can start creating content, Confluence needs to be available. That is exactly where we start with this book; installing Confluence. Through a number of clear, practical exercises you will go from installation and administration, to creating content and involving your teammates. This book will teach you how to quickly create compelling content. You will learn how to involve your teammates in the process, using the Confluence workbox and share features. You will learn how Confluence can be customized with regards to look and feel, extra functionality, and integration with other tools, so that there is nothing in your way when you want to introduce Confluence 5 within your organisation. If you need to develop better collaboration on mission critical projects, then this book is for you!
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The Atlassian Plugin SDK

Atlassian provides plugin developers with a Software Development Kit (SDK). By using this SDK, developers can create plugins that extend the functionality of all Atlassian products. The SDK allows you to quickly connect and use the plugin development platform.

The Atlassian Plugin SDK makes your life easier by helping to do the following:

  • Build plugins for any Atlassian application with a single tool.

  • Create a plugin skeleton, specific to the Atlassian application you are developing for.

  • Download the application binaries, install your plugin, and start the application.

  • Dynamically re-install your plugin after changes during development. No restart required.

  • Write quality unit tests and integration tests.

  • Speed up the all-important code-deploy-test cycle.

Installing the Atlassian Plugin SDK

Before we can start building our first plugin, we have to install the Atlassian Plugin SDK. We will go through the steps required to install the SDK on a Windows system.