Stop Emails; Use Live Release Status Dashboards in Jira!

Mature software delivery organizations release often, with an automated or almost automated process. But we all know, the majority of large organizations have not reached that level of maturity yet, or at least not across their entire software landscape.I worked for an organization that shipped major releases quarterly, and in my experience, release reports go …

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How the largest food company provisions Jenkins instances in less than 10 minutes

Valentin Delaye, DevOps Solution Architect, explains how to build a “Jenkins as a Service” using Jira, Apwide, Kubernetes, Rancher, Jenkins and Terraform.Our leading Swiss consumer goods company builds and maintains hundreds of web and mobile applications used by our brands, in partnership with hundreds of software agencies. A few years ago, the majority of those …

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4 steps to prevent test environment configuration gaps

4 steps to prevent Test Environment Configuration Gaps

The configuration gap lifecycle requires you to DETECT your problem, RESOLVE it efficiently and then IMPROVE in order to avoid the problem in the future. That’s the winning formula. Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) is the management of all configuration definitions throughout the lifecycle of a product. When an environment is unsatisfactory to the achievement of …

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Areas to successful Test Environment Management

Focus on These 3 Layers to Successfully Manage Test Environments

Many companies require multiple Environments for their applications. For instance, when testing new features, it’s common practice to run the test on an isolated Environment, known as a Test Environment. The number of Environments grow as the company grows and managing Test Environments effectively can become your competitive edge. Applications Manage Our Environment. How Do We Manage …

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Software Test Management Best Practices using Jira

The 5 best practices for Test Management in Jira

EMA research shows that the true cost of inefficient Test Environment Management for the average enterprise in the survey is 1.4 million dollars per year. Many organisations lack visibility and control over their Test Environments. This leads to: increased test environment and management overhead costs worsened collaboration between teams slow and error prone delivery and …

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Top 4 recipes to deploy Jira with Docker in a single click

It could be challenging to deploy Jira with Docker for the first time! At Apwide, we develop apps/gadgets for Jira and Confluence. For development and testing purpose we constantly need to create on demand Jira and Confluence instances with specific configuration. Applying the “eating your own dog food” principle, we have built an Atlassian Environment Self-service using Apwide Golive to deploy …

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How Much is Inefficient Environment Management Costing You?

Is a lack of control over non-production environments the most expensive mistake when managing software environments?  In this short blog, we cover: The Challenge of Efficient Environment Management Tools, Research Findings of the Actual Costs, How to save $10,000 per release.  How much is poor environment management really costing you? Your teams may be using top-notch environment management tools …

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How to integrate Jira with Jenkins successfully

Why are Jira and Jenkins often poorly integrated? Today, Jira is the #1 Software Development Tool for Agile Teams, and Jenkins is the most used open source automation tool. Both of them are becoming industry standards. However, the integration between the two products is often limited to the visualization of Jenkins Builds in Jira and the possibility …

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Improve your integration between Jira and Bamboo

The standard Jira-Bamboo integration is good… If you are using Jira and Bamboo, you have certainly already configured the application link (two-way) in order to benefit from the out-of-the-box integration proposed by Atlassian: Development info in issue search, Development panel, Build result dialog (detailed Bamboo build result information), Deployment dialog (detailed Bamboo deployment information), Run Bamboo builds when releasing a Jira …

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