SYDNEY & SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) — Atlassian, maker of software development and collaboration tools, today announced the release of JIRA Studio 2.0, a hosted, fully-integrated suite of tools for development teams. Studio 2.0 now includes JIRA 4, the latest version of Atlassian’s popular issue tracker, and Bamboo, a continuous integration (CI) server that allows builds to be run in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These latest improvements make JIRA Studio a complete, hassle-free solution for fast-moving development teams that want to focus on building software rather than maintaining tool infrastructure.
“JIRA Studio combines Atlassian’s most popular development tools with Subversion source control in a fully-integrated system to let development teams get up and running in minutes,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian co-founder and CEO. “Organizations are realizing that hosting their development tools is secure and efficient and are increasingly turning to solutions like JIRA Studio to save time and hassles.”
What’s new in 2.0

At the heart of JIRA Studio 2.0 is JIRA 4, the latest release of Altassian’s bug tracking, agile planning and project management suite. The introduction of OpenSocial dashboards allows users to create customized dashboards containing information from any of the applications included in JIRA Studio, as well as external applications such as Gmail and Google Calendars.
The new JIRA Query Language (JQL) enables team members to run complex queries using a simple SQL-like syntax enhanced with auto-completion, and then save and share their reports anywhere.
JIRA Studio includes the latest agile planning and tracking features of Greenhopper, a popular JIRA plugin. Teams can manage multiple product backlogs and then assign tasks to iterations using a simple drag-and-drop interface. Burndown charts can be displayed in any dashboard, and task-tracking is done by simply dragging tasks between customized states like “To Do,” “In Progress” and “Done.” JIRA Studio supports the most popular agile methods including Scrum, Kanban, Lean and Extreme Programming, without forcing a team into a specific approach.
CI Builds in the Cloud

JIRA Studio 2.0 now includes Atlassian Bamboo, a continuous integration server that supports running builds in the Amazon EC2 cloud. With Bamboo, teams can run as many customized “build agents” as they want using EC2 resources and only pay for the time that their build agents are running. Build agents can be started and shut down based on known peaks in demand, and the Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) can be customized to include any tools needed, such as compilers and automated testing.
“The addition of Bamboo to JIRA Studio makes it the most complete on-demand offering available to development teams today,” Cannon-Brookes said. “With Studio and their IDEs of choice, a development team has all the tools they need to work together effectively, available in minutes at an unbeatable price.”
About Atlassian:

Atlassian is a privately held Australian software company specialising in collaboration and development tools. Our mission is to build a different kind of software company — one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Founded in 2002 by university classmates Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, Atlassian now boasts more than 15,000 customers and over 200 employees. Atlassian is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with global offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.atlassian.com.

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