Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jira, Confluence and Bamboo

For the last days I've been looking in to some products that a potential client is using and I have no experience with. There are three development process related products that nicely integrate together:
  • Jira - issue tracking and planning
  • Confluence - wiki
  • Bamboo - continuous build server
As they are commercial and all from the same company (Atlassian) it is no surprise that they integrate very well. Reports from Bamboo and Jira can be published via Confluence so that all essential information can be found in the same place - nice for both management and developers.

It is also possible to use Bamboo as a release management tool, somebody wrote a nice article about it and developed some plugins. This is about a year old, so maybe it is built in by now.


  1. One other Atlassian product that integrates nicely into this set is FishEye ( With FishEye, if you add a JIRA key (e.g. JRA-123) to your commit messages to Subversion, CVS, Perforce or git, you can then view all source code changes made for an issue in JIRA. Similarly, you can view the code changes that triggered a continuous integration build, and click through to view diffs in Fisheye.

    All four products (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, FishEye) are available with $10 starter licenses ( with all proceeds going to the charitable organization Room To Read.

  2. One more thing: The release management features still require the plugins mentioned in the article.