The developers and product managers building the cloud often can’t use cloud development tools to do their work. And while 95% of companies have adopted some cloud products and services, software development tools largely remain on premise. This is changing.

The developers building the cloud want to develop in the cloud.

The flexibility, economics, and extensibility of the cloud is well known and developers want to bring those benefits to their software pipelines. Advances in security, uptime, and performance have made it possible for software development teams to move to cloud development tools.

Today Atlassian and Amazon are taking a step to advance that progress.

A vital part of Atlassian’s mission is to help software teams everywhere stay on the cutting edge. Today we’re excited to announce a new integration between Jira Software Cloud, the #1 software development tool used by agile teams, and AWS CodeStar, the quickest way to develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS.

By connecting the industry standard in agile project management with AWS’ suite of cloud development tools, software teams can now enjoy more visibility, less context switching, and greater efficiency. The end result? Higher quality code being shipped faster than ever before and a competitive edge that only an integration between these two tools could provide. Together, Atlassian and Amazon aim to help people who build software, build software. 🙂

Here’s how it works:

Each AWS CodeStar project comes with a unified project management dashboard. Once integrated, CodeStar users will not only be able to see all the Jira tickets related to that project and the status of those work items directly from the CodeStar dashboard, but also create new Jira tickets for work that still needs to be done. This means more time in the flow of work and getting things done, and less time switching back and forth between tools.

And setup is a breeze:

Step 1: Copy the URL from any Jira project
Step 2: Enter it into the Jira URL field in the Extensions section of AWS CodeStar
Step 3: Enjoy!

AWS CodeStar enables you to collaborate across your team easily. You can manage access for project owners, contributors, and viewers without needing to manually configure your own policy for each service. And, CodeStar supports Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications for even more flexibility. So what are you waiting for? Connect Jira Software and AWS CodeStar now to build what’s next. And ship it fast.

If you’re new to Jira Software, get a free five-user license

If you don’t already have a Jira Software site to integrate with AWS CodeStar, Atlassian has an exclusive offer: a free five-user license to anyone who signs up for Jira Software Cloud from within AWS CodeStar. This is the first time we’ve ever offered a free version of Jira Software and the offer will only be live for a very limited time.

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