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Atlassian's JIRA keeps you up to date on an issue by providing the comments from your teammates and stakeholders. Thus improving collaboration and time, but this is known already. 

What can make that better? The IntelliJ IDEA JIRA notification add-on.

With IntelliJ IDEA's JIRA notification add-on, made by Addteq, IntelliJ IDEA will now show you relevant notifications right in your development environment. You’ll still receive the information you care about most but – and here’s the good part – you’ll receive the most recent insight right there in your development environment. No need to check your email or go back to JIRA, to make sure that you did not miss any updates on the ticket you are working on before you are too late.

What is IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ Idea is one of the most famous Java IDE. According to Wikipedia:

IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ),
and is available as anApache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.


Learn more about IntelliJ IDEA

 

How to install the  plugin

  1. Check out the code (https://bitbucket.org/addteq/intellij-jira-notifier) and follow the steps to build the plugin from the readme
  2. Click on the IntelliJ IDEA -> Preferences menu
  3. Select "Plugins" option from the left panel
  4. Click on button "Install plugin from disk" from the right bottom
  5. Select the plugin jar file from the File explorer window.
  6. Click on "Apply" and "Ok"
  7. It will ask to restart the IntelliJ IDEA, do so.

Here's what it looks like:

Two things which you shall notice here are-

Notification at right top corner shows you the recent comments on the JIRA ticket under progress.

Clicking on the notification takes the user to the JIRA comment.

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How does it work ?

Developer checkout a branch in her development environment git repository which apparently is the JIRA ticket number as well. Idea plugin gets the JIRA ticket number from git branch name and pulls the recent comment from your JIRA environment configured. Comment pulled from JIRA has been shown in the form of Notification.

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Interested in the add-on or implementation?