Atlassian has announced Stride - their new collaboration platform. While Hipchat has been around for a while they say Stride will be Atlassian's core communications and collaboration platform. The company says it will offer a zero-click upgrade path - part of what Atlassian's head of communication products Steve Goldsmith calls their guiding principle: "Don't F**k the Customer".
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If you've been holding out on updating your SourceTree client, now might be the time to reconsider, with a "critical" vulnerability found in older versions of the program. Both Mac and Windows flavours are affected.
Regular users of SourceTree's Windows client will be familiar with bug SRCTREEWIN-2093. First reported in August 2014, the critical performance issue continues to sit as "unresolved" almost two years later. However, after being pushed back multiple times to future releases, it seems developer Atlassian might finally have a hold on it.
Over a decade ago, Atlassian created Jira, a bug tracking tool that has evolved and gained popularity
with software developers for tracking and planning projects. It's the product that made Atlassian the most successful Australian startup and it has now been split into three standalone offerings to make it more accessible to business users, not just software developers.
Atlassian's SourceTree is one of the nicer front-ends for version control systems Git and Mercurial. It's also free and open-source, the double-whammy of great qualities one wants in a piece of software. Unfortunately, as of version 1.6, the Windows build of the program has been crippled by an issue that causes constant freezes. The bug was reported back in August 2014, but as of late January, has yet to be fixed.
Making money from software is tough -- but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Over at our sibling site Business Insider, Liz Tay has a detailed history of Australian software success story Atlassian and its journey from a two-man band to a billion-dollar public offering.