Year in Review: Top-5 Most-Read Articles of 2016

March 7, 2017
16 min

2017 has just begun and we want to start off on the right foot. We analyzed the most trending topics in our blog over 2016 and created a list of featured posts based on your visits to our blog.

Here’s what you couldn’t get enough of in 2016:

  1. How to Integrate TeamCity and Bitbucket Server
  2. Top 5 New Add-ons for Atlassian Bitbucket – Fourth Quarter 2015
  3. Top 5 New Add-ons for Atlassian JIRA – Fourth Quarter 2015
  4. Visualizing JIRA Data in Confluence
  5. Top 5 New Add-ons for Atlassian JIRA – Third Quarter 2016

1. How to Integrate TeamCity and Bitbucket Server

This blog post outlines advantages of Bitbucket and gives you a list of software products Bitbucket can be integrated with. However, a special emphasis is placed on the specifics of integrating Bitbucket and TeamCity:

  • What tools are used for integration
  • How to install the add-ons in TeamCity
  • Which add-on to choose: a native add-on from JetBrains team or a similar solution with additional features from the developer-enthusiast.

2. Top 5 New Add-ons for Atlassian Bitbucket – Fourth Quarter 2015

  • Meet Commit Policy Plugin for Bitbucket which allows you to easily use a set of configurable conditions created in JIRA with Commit Policy Plugin for JIRA as a repository hook in Bitbucket Server.
  • Information about Checkstyles for Bitbucket Server might be extremely useful, in case you don’t know how to deal with Java files non-compliant with your coding standards.
  • Wercker Pipeline viewer provides an interactive view for your wercker.yml and visualizes pipelines. In our blog post you will reveal other advantages of this add-on.
  • Have you ever heard about add-on which helps you to quickly navigate to code definitions when viewing files on the Source tab of a repository in Bitbucket Server? No? Then you need to read about Code Navigator for Bitbucket (Stash).
  • The last but not the least is Sonar for Bitbucket Cloud. This add-on shows the repository-related code quality statistics provided by the open source platform called SonarQube on the repository overview page in Bitbucket Cloud.

3. Top 5 New Add-ons for Atlassian JIRA – Fourth Quarter 2015

Let’s have a look at Top 5 add-ons for JIRA you may want to try. Here’s an overview of what you can find out from this article.

4. Visualizing JIRA Data in Confluence

This blog post outlines ways of visualizing JIRA data in Confluence and features the most popular add-on for filtering tables in Confluence.

In this article, you will find details on using JIRA Chart macro that outputs charts and graphs on Confluence pages. As an alternative to the native Confluence solution, we recommend you to try a bundle of macros within Table Filter and Charts add-on for Confluence. It works with the JIRA Issues macro and allows you to filter issues, summarize or aggregate against the specific parameter, and then generate a chart on the basis of this data.

You will learn the best methods of generating various charts and graphs for visualizing the overall progress on the project, performance of individual developers and the team as a whole in Confluence.

5. Top 5 New Add-ons for Atlassian JIRA – Third Quarter 2016

We selected the most interesting add-ons for JIRA that appeared on the Atlassian Marketplace for you to try. Below you will find some facts about our Top-5.

So these were the five most popular blog posts with the trending topics of the past year.

We created a short survey to know a bit more about your interests and topics you want us to cover in 2017. We’d greatly appreciate if you’d not only answer yourself but also share both our post and survey with your friends and colleagues, so that we can get as much feedback as possible.

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