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2015 April Another meeting of the Atlassian User Group Lower Silesia

Atlassian users and enthusiasts met once again in Wrocław as part of the AUG Lower Silesia.

On Wednesday, March 25, the participants not only had the opportunity to listen to some presentations, but also to participate in an open space conference, during which discussions were held on the issues raised by the speakers. This time, they exchanged their experience and knowledge about integrating Bamboo with Docker, as well as about requirements management in JIRA.

Below you can find a summary of the two presentations and some downloadable files.

“Build failing? But it worked for me…” – or how Docker allows you to provide a test environment along with the app

The first presentation by Mr Rafał Sumisławski (NetworkedAssets) was aimed at familiarising the listeners with the Docker project, its applications in continuous integration and the new functionalities of Bamboo that allow for using Docker as well.
The main focus was given to the issue of the app depending on the environment in which it works, and the commonly occurring differences between test and production environments. Docker was suggested as a potential solution to this problem, with its concept, mechanisms, field of application and benefits explained by the speaker. Mr Rafał Sumisławski also discussed the new Bamboo feature introduced in version 5.7, i.e. running Bamboo agents as Docker containers, as well as building, opening and sharing Docker images, which functionality appeared in version 5.8.
The presentation ended with a conclusion that thanks to Docker, apps can be delivered along with their environment, which significantly increases their reliability.

Requirements Management with Atlassian tools

The second presentation given by Mr Wojciech Walczak (Agilopolis) showed the Atlassian tools from the perspective of the product manager or business analyst, focusing primarily on Jira. Starting with a brief discussion of the needs of this user group, following with the structure and configuration of projects and dashboards in Jira, and concluding with a few useful tricks that make life much easier, Mr Wojciech Walczak guided the listeners through the main issues that are important to everyone who manages requirements. He also pointed out the issues useful to other project participants – all this to promote a better understanding of how you can handle the full requirement lifecycle with Jira and Confluence.

On behalf of the group leaders, Wiktor Dyngosz of QAD Polska, the company that once again hosted the group at its headquarters, and Jerzy Wąchała, representing Rab-IT-Bytes, as well as on behalf of the speakers, we would like to thank all the participants for their active participation in the meeting.

We look forward to the next one, which will be held already in June.

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