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GitHub gets a new integration with Atlassian’s Jira Software Cloud, reports TechCrunch. There was already an integration, but it often turned out to be slow and limited in its possibilities. Nor could the integration cope with the many codes that many enterprises have on GitHub.

Now a new integration between the two products has been announced. “Working with Atlassian on the Jira integration was very important to us,” says Kyle Daigle, the director of ecosystem engineering at GitHub. “It was important to us because we wanted to make sure that our developer customers get the best experience on our open platform that they can have, no matter what tools they use.

A few months ago, the company therefore decided to build its own Jira integration from scratch. The company also says it is determined to maintain the integration and improve it over time. According to Daigle, these improvements could include better performance and a better user experience.

Other improvements

The new integration also makes it easier to view all pull requests, commits and branches of GitHub that are associated with a Jira issue. It is also easier to search for issues based on information from GitHub and view the status of developer work in Jira. All changes in GitHub also provide an update in Jira, so that the data always has to be kept up to date.

The old Jira integration via the so-called Jira DVCS connector is now obsolete. GitHub is therefore going to ask existing users to upgrade in the coming weeks. The new integration is now also a GitHub app, which means it comes with all kinds of security features that the platform offers.

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