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Press Release : Atlassian Launches Git Essentials
on 2014/2/27 9:35:27 (609 reads)
Press Release

Atlassian has announced Atlassian Git Essentials, an integrated development solution for Git. Atlassian Git Essentials is built to leverage the power of the company's award-winning JIRA issue management software and promises to radically reshape how developers work. It gives software development teams a unified interface to assemble previously silo'd information and actions across the entire development workflow - from issues and code-checkins to build status and project progress.

With Atlassian Git Essentials, information important for development is aggregated into a single view within JIRA Agile for easy end-to-end traceability of every issue. Create a branch, see the status of commits and pull requests, and watch builds and deployments, all within your JIRA issue. Seamlessly move through applications with just a click.

"For years, developers have had individually excellent tools to manage different portions of the development process, but little connectivity between them," said Stephen O'Grady, principal industry analyst with RedMonk. "Atlassian has targeted this problem directly, with the intent of providing a more complete, integrated development experience."

The new Atlassian Git Essentials solution includes the latest versions of Atlassian JIRA for issue management, JIRA Agile for agile planning and development, Stash for enterprise Git source code management and Bamboo for continuous integration. Supported by a rich add-on ecosystem via the Atlassian Marketplace and a global partner network offering enterprise support services, Atlassian Git Essentials is used by industry leaders including Boeing, Cisco Systems, LG Electronics, Planatir, Rakuten, Southwest Airlines, Starz Entertainment and Volkswagen, among others.

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“We’ve taken away many of the headaches that prevent development teams from getting software to their customers quickly,” said Eric Wittman, Atlassian’s general manager of the developer tools business unit. “Our goal is to optimize software development so that developers can spend their time writing awesome code and managers have critical insights needed to ensure on-time delivery.”

Atlassian Git Essentials is enterprise-ready right out of the box and contains numerous innovations not found in other Git offerings, including the ability to easily create a branch with a single click from a JIRA issue. Software development teams can quickly adopt structured Git workflows and take advantage of Git branching capabilities in a highly collaborative, secure, and performant environment.

"Switching to Git was one of the best technology changes we’ve recently made,” said Alex Holtz, senior software engineer, Orbitz Worldwide. “Git has allowed us to release an avalanche of tool improvements and increase automation across all our systems, improve developer satisfaction and collaboration and decrease our build times by more than 20 percent. Atlassian’s Stash plays a pivotal role in creating these enhancements, and when paired with the improved JIRA integration the value of both tools increases exponentially." 

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