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#1 aidenkael   User is offline

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Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

I hate them. With a white hot burning passion. Every piece of software that Atlassian has created, with the possible exception of the only one that actually works (confluence) is absolute sheit. I hate it so much I wrote a poem.

Dear Atlassian please die
If you had one I would stab you in the eye
Everytime I use you, I sit in a corner and cry
Dear Atlassian, please f**king die.

Oh Bitbucket, what trash you are
I want to run you're devs over in my car.
Why the flying f**k did you decide to wrap git?
Tools were fine the way they were, we don't need your s**t.

Finally to Jira, who has most of my ire
I want to burn your f**king servers in a fire.
I wish I never, ever, had to log a story in your mess
And that I could just go back to a real system like TFS.



Seriously note though, our office hates these products and universally wants to go back to TFS, but I am curious to know if anyone who uses these enjoys them, and if so, why?

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#2 astonecipher   User is offline

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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:54 AM

Never had a single issue with them. But, I also had people that knew how to set them up properly, and when I went to a company that didn't, there were enough of us that had used it to guide the direction we went with the products.

And we use VSTS for our repos.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:29 AM

They're not great... not terrible... it's fine...
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

You forgot about Bamboo. Bamboo can burn in hell as well.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

Currently, the only Altlassian software that I like is SourceTree. I only use it for visualization. I use command line for everything else git related.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:03 PM

Personally, I think this as vindication of my opinion of Bamboo's extreme suckage. I just went to a day long demo of a vendor offering their DevOps deployment and release management tool. In their demo environment, they showed everything integrated into JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket -- but not Bamboo. He was still using good old Jenkins even though I saw glimpses of Bamboo also installed on his demo box.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:42 PM

A may need to take back my endorsement of SourceTree. After not using it for about a month and then upgrading to the latest version, it feels like it a bunch of interns took over the code and stopped caring about the performance of the system. It's now about as fast as PhotoShop on a machine with just 4GB of RAM.
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#8 Martyr2   User is offline

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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

I don't mind JIRA and Bitbucket, but I hear from our desktop devs and QA about how bad Bamboo is.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:39 PM

We use JIRA. Their WYSIWYG editor is terrible.
Bitbucket does the job. Not exceptional, not horrid - but does the job.
I have not touched SourceTree since I do everything via bash. I use VSCode to visualize.

I do enjoy Atlassian's documentation on Git - https://www.atlassian.com/git
Easy to read with helpful diagrams.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:27 AM

I agree about the their documentation for git. It's where I send beginners first to try to give them the needed background and working knowledge.

Thanks, for the tip regarding visualizing within VSCode. I'll have to play with Git History plugin for VS Code. I was going to play with Git Kraken this week since there are some hairy merges I need to track down and unravel, but "Git History" maybe enough for me to see what I need to see.
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#11 kathy025   User is offline

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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

@Sky: Git History is a highly recommended plugin. VSCode also has a native merge conflict tool to help resolve conflicts, quite nifty.

Ontopic:
I was wondering with all the panic-jumping due to the recent MS acquisition, Bitbucket didn't gain as much ground as GitLab. To be fair, Bb ain't that awful. Thought it was Atlassian's moment to shine or at least get a glimmer.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

I believe that Atlassian is more business focused and driven than FOSS. I know many companies that are Confluence subscribers and that line would take a time commitment to pull their assets out. So, being business focused rather than FOSS driven, I would see why they wouldn't get a ton, though I guarantee they did get a number of repos.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Off topic: Alas Git History still didn't give me the clarity that I needed. It was that muddled. Git Kraken finally let me see what I needed. Of course, it's like those 3D puzzle images once you finally see it, you can't unsee it. So strangely, now when I go back to Git History or SourceTree, I can now see how the merges are all intertwined.

On topic: Like you, I was expecting a surge to move to Bitbucket, but wasn't really surprised by GitLab grabbing the spotlight. I suspect that GitLab makes it more obvious how you could move in-house if you really wanted to. It's not quite as obvious with Bitbucket. I know it's do-able because my company went from cloud hosted to self-hosted because of ongoing performance issues. Just reading the Bitbucket docs doesn't make it clear that you could do this. And for that matter, if you could choose to stop paying Atlassian and still continue to have running in-house servers.
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Re: Using Atlassian in the workplace (JIRA, Bitbucket, etc.)

Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:45 PM

@Sky: Hope you sort out the hairy merge. :)

Perhaps a rebrand to "Gitbucket" just to... git it out there.

I had to.
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