Increasing JIRA memory

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(Seeing OutOfMemoryErrors in the logs or Jira slows down is symptomatic of this.)

Java applications like JIRA and Confluence run in a “Java virtual machine” (JVM), instead of directly within an operating system. When started, the Java virtual machine is allocated a certain amount of memory, which it makes available to applications like JIRA. By default, Java virtual machines are allocated 64 MB of memory, no matter how many gigabytes of memory your server may actually ...

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Learning through making mistakes

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Since early childhood we all are taught not to make mistakes. We are constantly reminded to be perfect.

Even in adulthood we are scared of making mistakes and usually in the corporate world we get punished for making mistakes.  When agile was found there became an awareness of the benefit to learn through making mistakes.  Through making mistakes we can as a team assess our mistakes and work towards finding a solution. But this doesn’t mean that ...

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Ruby on Rails: Sublime Text Packages

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I’ve finally moved from Vim (which is still awesome) to Sublime Text as my primary editor for Ruby on Rails development, here are some of my favorite packages.

Sublime Text Package Manager

Thanks to the package manager, installation of packages is straightforward.  More details on installation and usage of the package manager can be found here: 

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Favourite WordPress Plugins

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At Webware Studios, our Internet Marketing division, we specialise in creating WordPress websites for small and medium-sized businesses who want a professional website that is still affordable and suits their limited budgets. WordPress is a content management system that allows one to constantly update content on their website and provides an easy-to-use user interface for novices wanting to blog or keep their websites fresh. WordPress is known for its functionality and abundance of themes and WordPress plugins, which ...

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AGILE TOOL SUPPORT: JIRA SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR GUIDE – Permissions & Security

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Permissions and Security

What is an issue ‘security level’?

Issue security levels allow you to control who can see individual issues within a project.

A security level’s members may consist of:

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  • Individual users
  • Groups
  • Project roles
  • Issue roles such as ‘Reporter’, ‘Project Lead’, and ‘Current Assignee’
  • ‘Anyone’ (eg. to allow anonymous access)
  • A (multi-)user picker custom field.
  • A (multi-)group picker custom field.
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Here is a list the different global permissions and the functions they secure:

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How to write a simple plugin that adds a new tab in JIRA

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How to write a simple plugin that adds a new tab (section) to JIRA’s top-level menu, with a number of menu items in the section. The menu items link to specific web pages. 

You can use this sort of plugin to add links from JIRA to other locations in your environment, such as your company’s intranet or your Confluence site.

In order to do this, you will create a JIRA ...

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Agile: A Journey

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Every journey has a start and an end destination. In life we tend to focus so hard on the end destination that we forget about the journey itself.

Agile is a lifestyle

With agile people tend to think it’s a quick fix or the silver bullet instead of a journey.  Or we start the journey and then decide it takes too long or it simply isn’t working and then start all over ...

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SpecFlow – Agile Testing with Visual Studio

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Introduction

SpecFlow supports TDD (Test Driven Development) and BDD (Behavior Driven Development) concepts, and integrates very well with Visual Studio.

Installing SpecFlow

Installing SpecFlow is straightforward, simply go to the Visual Studio Gallery site, download the SpecFlow extension and then install it.

Creating a new SpecFlow project

Once SpecFlow is installed, follow these steps to create a new project as part ...

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Setting up Torquebox on Rails as a webserver

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Rails and Microsoft Azure

Preparing your Rails application for running on Microsoft Azure

If you are using a Mac (obviously as Rails just works so good with it!) you will install the command line tools for connecting to your Azure server.

 This link explains how to do that:

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/how-to-guides/command-line-tools/

We already have Azure accounts so we skipped that step.

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