Wow, it's been a while since the last post. Crazy schedule but this one is too cool to ignore!
JIRA notification messages
Ever wondered how the nice little JIRA notification messages are created? The ones you get when an issue is created in JIRA?
Doing this is so easy that you will want to try it out in every new plugin that you write!
With the evolution of JIRA over the years, it has a set of nice APIs or helper methods for doing pretty much everything. But one thing that I always have to look up while developing plugins is using date and user pickers in a velocity template.
As usual, it is something that is really easy once you look it up. Here is a simplified version of what I have done in the last few versions of JIRA.
JIRA Workflow Designer Trick!
I am sure most of you would know what a JIRA workflow is. And most of you would have custom workflows implemented in your JIRA instance - for good or bad!
And while maintaining those workflows you certainly would have used the JIRA workflow designer. Even people like me, who always likes to choose the "Text" view over "Diagram" view, has had to use it at some point. For example, while adding common transitions.
Recently I came across a simple requirement and saw an exaggerated estimate for that. Well, it isn't all that rare but I was amused how a different line of thought can make all the difference in the world!
Requirement : Make a field mandatory in the workflow screen and make sure the mandatory icon is present on screen.
Some AJS Tricks!
It is actually a follow-up post. A follow-up to the question Mizan asked in my last post. Before you proceed, here is warning: Strictly for AJS novices, like me!
In this post, we are looking to prepopulate jira fields based on the current user's group. And we are gonna use AJS for the same!
One fixVersion please..
Agile advocate in the room is screaming! How can you have 2 fix versions for a single ticket? How? How? How?
Several scenes (and days) later, Scene N:
Q: We need to restrict the fixVersion(s) field to have only one version. And we need it before the next meeting. Can you?
A: Yup, you are not the first one to ask. Let's do it!
Jobin Kuruvilla - Works in Adaptavist as Head of DevOps Professional Services.