All posts by Bastian Schmitt

Our new use case and app library for Atlassian apps

//SEIBERT/MEDIA's Atlassian app use case library

The Atlassian Marketplace is huge. There are hundreds of developers offering thousands of apps on the platform for all imaginable scenarios. And finding the right solution on it is not so simple when it comes to specific problems and applications. To provide you with an overview, we have selected and compiled well-developed app solutions for use cases which customers always ask us about. The result is the new use case library in our knowledge base.

Five Ways to Effectively Plan with Portfolio for JIRA

There are times when even agile teams can’t get around a certain level of planning. But, it can be quite challenging to balance daily tasks within a sprint along with the added pressure of a plan.

Since development teams organize their day-to-day operations in JIRA, Atlassian developed Portfolio for JIRA, which takes planning to a new level. The new plugin helps align product roadmaps with sprint planning, keep track of dependencies, manage team skills, and pose what-if questions.

Diagrams in Confluence and JIRA: draw.io versus Gliffy

draw.io allows the creation of a diverse range of diagrams within Confluence and JIRA via an intuitive and responsive interface. Possible diagrams are flow charts, network diagrams, org charts, UML diagrams, mind maps and many more. draw.io is based on a market leading diagram technology that has been developed by JGraph in 2005 and therefore has matured a lot by now. In 2012 the application draw.io was created and is available as a plugin on the Atlassian Marketplace, directly offered by //SEIBERT/MEDIA.

Diagrams in Confluence: Comparison between Creately and draw.io

There are several solutions to implement diagramming functions in Confluence. Creately is one of them – compared to the matured draw.io, Creately is at a disadvantage. We have compared Creately and draw.io regarding central requirements. Here is a comparison of both diagramming tools, let’s take at a look at the five most important aspects. Flash vs. native Browser technologies: Creately is based on Flash. This has been problematic, since Flash is well known for it’s security weaknesses and it’s vulnerability. Many enterprises (especially in Enterprise environments) do not allow Flash for standard computer installations and don’t allow users to install Flash at a later point. draw.io, on the other hand, is based on the market leading diagramming technology mxGraph – the only library that works in any browser without plugins and completely client based.

Billing for Atlassian licenses: Payment terms and procedures

Atlassian offers returns on licenses within 30 days of purchase. Customers who purchase Atlassian licenses from //SEIBERT/MEDIA have this period of time to reimburse us for the licenses. This is how we conduct the licensing process: When you order a license for an Atlassian product from us, we cover the fees for you. As soon as we receive the license code, we use our credit card to make an advance payment directly to Atlassian for the license fees. We then send you a normal invoice that you must pay within two weeks.

Classroom Licenses: Atlassian products for free at your university

You are a teacher or student at a university and want to gain practical experience working with Atlassian tools? Atlassian offers you the opportunity to use numerous products with the Classroom License – free of charge. All you have to do is submit an application. Why use Atlassian tools in your project? For budding software developers in particular, using Atlassian products during their studies is a great way to start working early on with tools designed for use in professional enterprises.