Software development teams use many tools: Version control systems, instant messaging platforms, knowledge sharing tools, and others. In this course, you’ll see how to integrate Jira with such tools, and learn the benefits of each integration.
Software development teams rely on an ecosystem of tools to get work done, and a lack of integration between those tools can cause team-members to have to switch between tools frequently. In this course, Jira Integrations, you’ll learn how to integrate Jira with popular tools commonly used by dev teams. First, you’ll learn how to perform each integration as well as the benefits gained both in Jira and the integrated tool once they’re connected. Then, you’ll see Jira integrated with Confluence, Slack, Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Crucible. Finally, you’ll explore two general mechanisms for building custom integrations with Jira, which are the use of web hooks and the use of Jira REST API. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to help your team gain the benefits of tool integration with Jira.
Course Overview Hi, I'm Jim Weaver, and I'm a software developer who's spent a lot of time supporting development teams, and the many tools that they frequently rely on. A team able to focus on the business problem they're trying to solve with tools supporting them rather than frustrating them makes me happy. Jira is a very common planning and tracking tool in the software industry, and a team status tracker is often their most critical information hub. Integrating Jira with other tools the team uses can gain significant benefits to efficiency. This course, Jira Integrations, is part of the Planning, Tracking, and Releasing Software with Jira skill path here at Pluralsight, and it will show you how to integrate Jira with other popular development tools, as well as the benefits a particular type of integration can provide. We'll integrate Jira with Confluence, a popular knowledge-sharing Wiki; Slack, a widely used instant messaging platform; Bitbucket, a Git version control system; Bamboo, a continuous integration and deployment tool; and Crucible, a collaborative code review application. We'll also see how to use web hooks to send Jira event data to external systems, and we'll learn how to use the Jira REST API to get information out of Jira and perform actions in Jira from any program that can issue HTTP calls. By the end of this course, you'll be able to help your own team using Jira become happier and more efficient by integrating it with the other key tools that they rely on.