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Four approaches to display galleries of pictures in Confluence

Atlassian Confluence has a lot of features for displaying different types of content on its pages, including images. If you need to add a picture to your page, you can do it in three different ways:

  • paste from your clipboard
  • insert it as a file
  • add a link from the web.

You can adjust the size of your picture (or select one of three pre-defined sizes) and apply some visual effects to highlight the image among the text paragraphs. But what if you need to write a blog post about cats with myriads of photos? Here you need some tool that will allow you to put images in some visual structure and make you page look more engaging.

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JIRA Tutorials: from Beginner to Expert – Part 1

JIRA by Atlassian is one of the most popular and powerful project and issue tracking platforms. Thousands of companies worldwide use JIRA in different business spheres because JIRA saves their time, visualizes the working process at every project stage, and keeps them updated on the progress.

But when you get started with JIRA, it may seem a bit overwhelming. So if you don’t know what to do first after JIRA installation, our blog post might be of interest to you.

StiltSoft scoured the Internet to find the best available ways to learn the key aspects of JIRA. We divided all sources about JIRA into four groups: Atlassian sources, books, video courses, and quick JIRA tutorials. Today we are going to overview the first two groups. Continue reading

How Bittium Uses Quizzes for Confluence to Create Training Courses

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Bittium Corporation offers products that ensure secure and reliable communications and customizable connectivity solutions for various devices and industries including defense, healthcare, public safety and IoT markets. Employee training is widely used in the company. It allows keeping everyone informed about regulations, procedures and requirements in place.

Bittium uses Confluence as their intranet and prefers to have training courses there as well. It’s convenient when the training content is at the same platform where teams do their work, share information, discuss issues and store documents. Continue reading

How Web2Market Uses Talk – Advanced Inline Comments for Confluence

The reason we use Talk over the standard Confluence inline comments is to be able to restrict conversations so that clients cannot see private discussions.

George Jaros (Web 2 Market)

Web 2 Market designs, develops and hosts e-commerce and e-business web sites. They are a distributed team with clients from all over the world. Web 2 Market uses Confluence for many things. One of them is working on requirements and feature specifications. The team often discusses the documents. Some discussions are internal, others involve their customers.

Inline comments are perfect for that, because they let users have conversations in context. Confluence comes with inbuilt inline comments. However, Web 2 Market decided to extend their wiki with Talk – Advanced Inline Comments, an add-on that provides powerful inline comments you can use instead of the Confluence native feature. Let’s find out why Web 2 Market prefer Talk. Continue reading

How to make your Confluence pages more attractive

What is a good-looking and well-organized page? It mainly depends on the situation, but in general you need to do some basic things for creating an easy-to-read and content-oriented page in Confluence.

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How to automatically deploy add-ons to JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket using TeamCity

TeamCity from JetBrains is one of most famous systems that people use to build their own continous integration and continous delivery solutions. We at StiltSoft use TeamCity in our development process for different purposes, as follows:

  • building add-ons
  • running integration tests for checking add-on issues before their deployment to production systems
  • running the code quality analysis with SonarQube
  • deploying updates or add-ons to our test, staging or production instances

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Today we’re going to tell you how to use TeamCity for automatic deployment of add-ons to Atlassian JIRAConfluence or Bitbucket.

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How to filter large status reports with lots of data

In our previous blogpost we told you a story about a small studio that creates design samples for other companies. They use a junction of the Page Properties and Page Properties Report macros for their everyday tasks. These macros are extremely useful tools when you need to aggregate a large amount of similar data. The Handy Status macro makes these tools even better for the manager Max and his design team.

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How to use statuses, timestamps and reports for efficient collaboration in Confluence

There are a lot of cases in the people’s everyday tasks when Confluence can be useful. Today we are going to tell you about one of these cases.

Let’s imagine one small (but very cool (smile)) design studio that works on design projects for other companies. It’s not a real company but there are a lot of similar teams with similar tasks in the world. One of the company’s customers ordered a package design for a brand new game based on Norse mythology. The team needs to create several variations of package design. A lot of sketches with Norse gods are required for this. Definitely, studio’s team will make a best package for the game in the world once Max (he is a project manager) approves three of these sketches, but… They have to do a lot of work to help their manager with a right choice. There are so many gods in Norse mythology…

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