I admit, It's been months since the last post. We have got suggestions on new posts, enquiries about why there aren't any new posts and there was a lot of activity going on in the existing posts. But where exactly have I been hiding?
A book! That's right. I was writing a book! The response on this blog was fantastic and people were asking for more. There wasn't a better option than to publish more tutorials like this in the form of a book. And luckily, this suggestion came from one of the premier publishers in the world - Packt.
It wasn't easy and there was a lot to cover. And the audience has a wide range of interest. But with clear guidance from the publisher and with the experience in this blog, I have put together JIRA Development Cookbook which was published last Thursday, Thanksgiving day in the US!
The book comprises of 139 recipes spanning across 11 chapters in a little over 450 pages. It helps you to develop and customize plugins, program workflows, work on custom fields, master JQL functions, and more - to effectively customize, manage, and extend JIRA.
You can find the table of contents here. Or read a sample chapter from the book home page.
I have learned a lot about JIRA while writing this book! There is something in the book for all. And I hope it helps some of you out there. If you too think so, go ahead and get your copy.
Any questions about any of those recipes? You know where to ask ;)
So, what are you waiting for? And hey, watch this space for more posts!
UPDATE 14,Dec 2011:
There have been 2 reviews!
1. From none other than Matt Doar who is the author of Practical JIRA Plugins. Read the review at Matt's blog.
2. By Enrico M. Crisotomo. Read the review at Enrico's bog.
UPDATE 02,Feb 2012:
Follow up review from Enrico here.
UPDATE 04,Feb 2012:
A review from Pragmatic Developer's Blog here.
UPDATE 10,Feb 2012:
The feedback I have been waiting to hear: From Atlassian by Rich Manalang
Also, see Amazon reviews here.