We're gearing up for Atlassian Summit Barcelona and want to help you prep for Atlassian's biggest event of the year. Here's how to amplify your Summit experience – from session highlights and must-see keynotes, to Atlas Camp, and a few exciting surprises of our own!
Most editorial calendar tools only report on analytic parameters – distribution channels, due dates, etc. But content creators should consider using synergetic tools which will also allow them to manage the creative side of an editorial calendar. Here's how we do it.
If you're a Confluence user you have probably tried to create a template for blog posts. Unfortunately, Confluence doesn't support them. Don't worry though, I came up with a solution that everyone can implement.
Last week, we held our fourth Dev Together meet-up, where we learned about how the Atlassian JIRA team balances complexity and power in its software. The talk was given by Dave Meyer, one of Atlassian's Senior Product Managers, who we welcomed all the way from Australia.
Join us for the fourth Dev Together meetup at our Stuttgart HQ, where we'll welcome Atlassian's Dave Meyer all the way from Sydney, Australia.
Last week we had the third Dev Together event at K15t Software. It was a great opportunity for us to bring together Atlassian users, customers & friends to our new office situated in the lovely East End of Stuttgart.
.We would like to invite you the next installment of our Dev Together event series on June 16th, 2015 at 18:00 at our new office in Ostendstr. 110, Stuttgart. This time Dave Meyer of Atlassian and Thomas Büschgens of W&W Informatik GmbH will talk about how they use JIRA. Join us for the talks and for drinks and pizzas afterwards.
Confluence 5.7 is the first release to boast inline comment functionality. The entire Confluence user community – including ourselves here at K15t Software – instantly fell in love with this new way to close the content feedback loop. But can inline comments be used for questions and feedback on public documentation sites? Or are comment threads below pages still the best way to interact? This key issue was recently discussed on the Atlassian Confluence documentation site. Here’s a wrap-up of that discussion https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Supported+Platforms?focusedCommentId=712639181#comment-712639181 – plus some best practices for using inline comments or choosing (threaded) page comments in Confluence 5.7.
When creating and updating documentation, it is often necessary to search for and replace text fragments. If, for example, a product name changes, authors need to update every single occurrence within their documentation. What if there was a way to automate this process? Atlassian Confluence’s built-in editor features a handy search-and-replace tool. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer a way to exchange strings on multiple pages, across spaces or throughout the entire collaboration platform – and it’s unlikely that such a feature will be added any time soon. Instead, Confluence’s product managers point us to the Atlassian Marketplace, where third-party developers can provide suitable add-ons. In this blog post, I’ll take a closer look at one solution – available for Confluence 5 and above – that will help you search and replace Confluence content like a pro.
In medieval times, merchants used an Exchequer table to perform calculations for taxes and goods – and tables have been considered the best way to compile and compare data ever since. Tables can display large volumes of structured information in a highly compact and logical way. And today, spreadsheets enable us to calculate and process data electronically. Technical communicators rely on tables and comparison matrices to provide their readers with value-added information. So when using Atlassian Confluence to manage and distribute documentation, they need to be able to create tabular data, too. But Confluence is a collaboration platform and wiki, and wasn’t specifically built to handle complex tables or manage spreadsheet calculations. So can it be used to build, manage, style and calculate tabular content with ease?
Last week, we held a developer event here at the K15t Software office. It was a wonderful evening with our customers and friends enjoying pizza, drinks, and expert talks from Atlassian. Here are the presentation slides and video recordings.
You are very welcome to visit the K15t Software office on October 30th, 2014. We're happy to present talks from Joseph Clark and Sarah Goff-Dupont of Atlassian. Join us for a few drinks – and get a productivity boost.
Are you receiving the same questions over and over again? If so, it’s time to give your users and customers what they need – a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. In this blog post, you’ll find some tips and examples that will help you create and manage your very own FAQ collection in Confluence.
Last week, the K15t Office was crowded more than usual. We had invited you for a free introduction to Git and its toolchain integration and to have a nice evening with us. See the presentation slides as well as some photo impressions of that awesome event, and videos of the two talks.
We invite you to come to the K15t Software office on July 24th, 2014. Get a free introduction to Git and its toolchain integration and have a nice evening with us.
Are you a Java plugin developer interested in creating add-ons for JIRA, Confluence or other Atlassian software? If so, join us on July 17 th for Java Forum Stuttgart http://www.java-forum-stuttgart.de/de/Home.html, in the heart of the city. At this event, K15t co-founder Tobias Anstett will give a talk on developing JIRA/Confluence add-ons using the Atlassian SDK http://www.java-forum-stuttgart.de/de/Abstracts+Slot+4.html#art527 (in German). This one-day conference is designed to give attendees a broad overview of the latest Java technology trends. The day will be filled with talks on Java development (with speakers from Google, IBM and Oracle). What’s more, there will be around 40 exhibitors from the Java space – including K15t Software.
In my previous blogpost https://www.k15t.com/blog/2014/03/confluence-as-dms-editing-attachments-directly-with-goedit, I explained how GoEdit can be used to turn Atlassian Confluence from a premium collaboration tool into an easy-to-use document management system. But there was still one issue to resolve: How can you prevent users from editing attachments concurrently? In this blog post, we will look at another useful add-on that solves this dilemma and integrates seamlessly with GoEdit.
If you're passionate about developing top-quality software, that passion could well take up most of your time. As a father of two, a basketball enthusiast and a hobby guitarist, I often found myself working on code when I would have liked to spend time on my other interests. Luckily, I discovered SonarQube, a tool that makes it easier for me to trust the code I’m developing or maintaining. SonarQube gives me insights that were previously hard to obtain. And that helps me to enjoy more leisure time. Maybe it can do the same for you.
Some bugs can be fixed in a matter of minutes. But correctly incorporating your fix into the VCS can take much longer – especially if you have multiple related projects and the bugfix requires minor changes to all of them. Here at K15t, this applies to our Scroll Exporters, for example. This blogpost will explain how you can speed up the process of merging your fixes with the master branch(es) of your projects.
We have just released the public beta of a new add-on from the "little, useful and free helpers" category: The Expando Macro. The Expando Macro makes headings clickable and expands or collapses the content that belongs to that heading, and it expands content based on a macro parameter or on the linked HTML anchor.