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JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook by Jobin Kuruvilla

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Chapter 1. Plugin Development Process

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Setting up the development environment
  • Creating a skeleton plugin
  • Adding plugin modules
  • Deploying a JIRA plugin
  • Making changes to and redeploying a plugin
  • Using FastDev for plugin development
  • Testing and debugging

Introduction

Atlassian JIRA, as we all know, is primarily an issue tracking and project tracking system. What many people do not know, though, is the power of its numerous customization capabilities, using which we can turn it into a different system altogether! Maybe a help desk system, a user story management system, an online approval process, and a lot more. This is in addition to the issue tracking and project tracking capabilities for which JIRA, arguably, is the best ...

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