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As you probably know that there has been an outage on roughly 400 customer sites since April 4th, 20:12 UTC. Sri Viswanath, Atlassian CTO has released a post about this as well. #Atlassian #Outage What he is saying in this post is that they were supposed to delete the legacy Insight app on customer sites where it was installed but due to a faulty script 400 customer sites were deleted by mistake.
I first started using Jira when I was working for a very big telecom company in Gurgaon (now Gurugram). I was asked to setup and manage Jira instance. My responsibility was not only limited to customising the tool but also to make sure new teams can be migrated to it. That time the teams were using Jira to keep track of their test campaigns and test cases. This was obviously easy in Jira, just create parent and sub tasks along with relevant workflows. I remember I used to import data using CSV which was a life saver.
Jira is a great tool for various reasons. You can customise it the way you want, it is not very expensive, it is easy and simple to use and it has lot of features to suite your needs. In the last decade Jira has established itself as a tool of choice for many organisation. A sparxsys we provide various services to help these companies to get the most out of Atlassian tools, every company is different and they use Jira or other Atlassian tools the way they want but if I have to list one common requirement that they all have then that is reporting.
Yesterday I went to the Atlassian London Viewing Party. It was a great experience to meet fellow Atlassian users, clients and other partners. @atlassian @sparxsys #atlassianteam22
Last 2 years were tough for everyone, people handled it differently but one thing came out as common, we all learned something. For me nothing was too different from usual because I have been working from for a long time but after COVID remote working was accepted as a norm. Although I am not a social person but I did miss going out and 2 years staying at home working from my room was a bit too much for me as well, after all I am also a human being.
Learning how to use ScriptRunner for Jira is the ultimate skill that you can acquire to get the most out of your Jira instance, however learning it requires you to first know Jira Administration really well, familiarity with Groovy, understanding of Jira Java APIs as well as REST API, but most importantly various features of ScriptRunner for Jira like Listeners, custom REST end point, Scripted conditions, validators, jobs and behaviours is a must.
ScriptRunner for Jira is one of the most useful app to customise Jira. Many organisations use it to not only customise Jira also to perform bulk operations, automations and integration with other tools. If you are a Jira Administrator or a Consultant then learning ScriptRunner will help you a lot in your career.
Today I wanted to announce that we are launching Ultimate Scripting Service, which we are proud to say is indeed ultimate, well you must be wondering what is so special about it? Why should you choose us over another partner? There are other who provide services around ScriptRunner for Jira, what magic can Sparxsys do?
For the past few weeks I was working on revamping the site. Well to be honest the site doesn't looks too different from what it was before, the same theme has been used as before but site was upgraded to Drupal 9.3.0 which was a major improvement. Also I wanted to spend time to reorganise the services on the site. The idea is to make it easier for the visitors to know about what kind of services we have to offer and at the same time not over complicate the structure of the site, because we do have have lot to offer.
I recently crossed 4000 subscribers on my YouTube channel where I make daily videos on Atlassian tools. I started making videos in 2011 but it was only in 2018 when I started uploading videos regularly, initially I was making videos on other topics as well but in 2019 I decided to just keep this channel focus on Atlassian tools. I am quite happy with what this channel has achieved.