App “Bar Charts for Jira” now available for the Atlassian Cloud
Our app “Bar Charts for Jira“ is now available for the Atlassian Cloud. The gadget enables users to quickly and easily visualize and analyze their issues. With the fully configurable bar charts, teams can always have a clear overview of the progress of their projects and increase their productivity. After the success of our Server and Data Center version, the new Atlassian Cloud app now completes our Marketplace offerings. Discover more and try it out for yourself with our free 30-day trial.
Atlassian features TNG in the Marketplace Spotlight
As official Atlassian Gold Solution Partner, we have been supporting clients to make the most out of products like Confluence, Jira and Bitbucket since 2007. Additionally, we offer custom software solutions for the Atlassian stack up on request.
In this month's Atlassian Marketplace Partner Spotlight, our colleagues Matthias Bertsch, Eckhard Maaß and Johannes Kästle share some insights in the workflow of the TNG Atlassian team, our current software development projects and the flagship app „Multivote & Enterprise Survey for Confluence".
Check out the full interview here.
An Update on the SPDX Python Tools
We are happy that our work with the Open Source Security Foundation on the SPDX Python tools is being promoted on the Linux Foundation blog. The blog post provides an update on the progress of the tools and their impact on the Open Source SBOM ecosystem.
Atlassian Apps Custom Content Cloud Release
Are you using the Atlassian Cloud? Looking for a way to embed custom content like web pages or images directly into your Jira dashboards? Then, try the new Cloud version of Custom Content for Jira! It provides the same functionality you may already know from our Server and Data Center versions. But that's not all. We have also added a new feature. Administrators can now define an allowlist to control what content is authorized to be embedded. Interested? Here you can find further information on Custom Content for Jira!
Database migration for a webshop
One of our clients, a well-known fashion retailer, faced a major challenge. With a tight deadline, and a maximum of 6 hours downtime, the Oracle databases of the webshop system needed to be migrated to Microsoft SQL Server. As such, a TNG team was tasked with adapting the applications to the target database system and coordinating the data transfer in cooperation with internal and external colleagues.
A direct migration "in one go" was not possible due to the volume of data and the available network capacity. Instead, the team followed a two-step approach. Before the actual migration and while the system was running, the new database was pre-filled from a snapshot. During the downtime, the largest and most stable data tables were only updated, while smaller tables and fast-changing content structures were completely refilled.
The project was a success: after post-migration testing, the shop resumed full operation by the end of the planned downtime. Thanks to prior load tests and performance optimisations, the change went unnoticed by the end users. This new setup helps our client to manage growth in the coming years and paves the way for a future migration to the cloud.
Data use in the age of the GDPR (2/2)
Data is valuable - one would ideally like to take advantage of it as much as possible. However data protection rightly restricts this to prevent abuse. In the second article of the series "Data use in the age of the GDPR", Stefan Kunkel explains how the anonymised use of data can be achieved organisationally and technically.
Data use in the age of the GDPR (1/2)
Can customer data still be used for other purposes after the GDPR? Our TNG colleague Philipp Kleppmann says yes, as long as they are sufficiently anonymised. In this LinkedIn article, Philipp outlines important considerations that should not be forgotten when starting an anonymisation project.
TNG becomes BSH Gold Supplier
Back in 2013 BSH launched Home Connect, a new generation of household devices designed to make a lasting difference in customers' daily lives. The key: In addition to high-quality hardware, their focus shifted to individualization and connectivity of the devices, designed to improve the customizability for a variety of different households. The transformation from a traditional manufacturer to a provider of intelligent home appliances and digital services also requires an innovative approach to product development. Following our motto "We solve hard IT problems!", we are pleased to support BSH since 2015 in many ways: From agile coaching to test-driven development of voice assistants, microservices, and frontends, from operating applications in the cloud to the simulation of household devices.
At this point we want to highlight the Bosch Cookit: It was designed from scratch for digital content and services and significantly co-developed by us. Together with BSH we already presented the device itself, our agile approach, and the associated IT landscape at the TNG Big Techday 2021. However, the development is far from being done. By now users can even create and share their own recipes, and further exciting features are in the pipeline.
We would like to thank BSH for the trustful cooperation on innovative topics that create real added value for their customers. As a newly awarded Gold Supplier we are looking forward to continuing to provide BSH with intensive support in improving the everyday lives of their customers.
Atlassian Apps Survey Release