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    Benefits of Using ReactJS for Your Web Development Project

    ReactJS Development Company is a software development firm specializing in the development of web applications using the ReactJS library. ReactJS is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces, and it is known for its improved performance, reusable components, ease of use, and strong community support. At ReactJS Development Company, our team of skilled developers has extensive experience in building complex and scalable web applications using ReactJS.
    Our developers have a deep understanding of ReactJS and its capabilities, and they use this knowledge to build high-quality, user-friendly web applications that meet the needs of our clients. We work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and to create customized solutions that meet their unique needs. Our goal is to deliver web applications that are fast, responsive, and user-friendly, and that provide a positive experience for users.
    At ReactJS Development Company, we are committed to using the latest technologies and best practices to deliver high-quality software solutions. Our development process is guided by Agile methodology, which allows us to rapidly iterate and make changes based on feedback from our clients. This ensures that our clients receive software that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations.
    Whether you need a new web application or are looking to upgrade an existing one, ReactJS Development Company is here to help. Our team of experienced developers is ready to work with you to build a custom solution that meets your needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your web development project.
    Advantages of Utilizing ReactJS
    ReactJS is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries for building user interfaces. It was developed by Facebook and has been widely adopted by the web development community since its release in 2013. ReactJS has a number of benefits that make it an excellent choice for web development projects, ranging from improved performance to ease of use.
    Improved Performance
    ReactJS uses a virtual DOM (Document Object Model) to update the user interface, which results in faster and smoother updates to the user interface. The virtual DOM is a lightweight in-memory representation of the actual DOM, and React uses this representation to make changes to the user interface without having to directly update the DOM, which can be slow and resource-intensive. By using the virtual DOM, ReactJS is able to update the user interface much more quickly, resulting in a better user experience.
    Reusable Components
    ReactJS allows developers to create reusable components that can be easily shared across multiple projects. This makes it easy to build complex user interfaces, as developers can break down the interface into smaller, reusable components that can be managed and maintained separately. This also leads to better code organization, as components can be organized into a structured hierarchy, making it easier to understand and maintain the codebase over time.
    Ease of Use
    ReactJS is a very easy-to-learn and use JavaScript library. It uses a syntax that is familiar to most web developers, and its component-based architecture makes it easy to build and manage complex user interfaces. Additionally, ReactJS has a large and active community, which means that there is a wealth of resources available to help developers learn the library and solve any problems they may encounter.
    Server-Side Rendering
    ReactJS supports server-side rendering, which can help improve the performance of web applications. Server-side rendering is a technique where the user interface is rendered on the server and sent to the client as a complete HTML document, rather than being generated on the client. This can result in faster initial load times, as the client does not have to wait for JavaScript to execute and render the user interface. Additionally, server-side rendering can improve the SEO of a web application, as search engines can crawl and index the HTML document more easily.
    React Native
    ReactJS has a sister library called React Native, which allows developers to build native mobile applications using the same components and concepts used in ReactJS. This means that developers can build cross-platform mobile applications using the same codebase, which can save time and resources compared to building separate native applications for each platform. Additionally, React Native uses native components, which provides a more native feel to the user interface compared to hybrid mobile applications.
    Strong Community Support
    ReactJS has a large and active community, which means that there are a wealth of resources available to help developers learn the library and solve any problems they may encounter. Additionally, ReactJS is maintained by Facebook, which ensures that the library is well-supported and updated on a regular basis. This provides a level of stability and reliability that is not always present in other JavaScript libraries.
    Improved Productivity
    Finally, ReactJS can help improve developer productivity, as it allows developers to build complex user interfaces quickly and efficiently. Additionally, its component-based architecture makes it easy to manage and maintain code, which can help reduce the time and resources required to build and maintain web applications over time.
    ReactJS is an excellent choice for web development projects due to its improved performance, reusable components, ease of use, server-side rendering, React Native compatibility, strong community support, and improved productivity.

    Related Pages for Confluence - discovering content just got easier

    Related information has been used on written content since it's inception, and now Confluence is adding functionality for this as well. It is a feature that not always is welcome, however, but don't worry, you get plenty of control to decide if it should be used or not. Not just per space, but even down to page level.
    While we don't have specifics on the algorithms that make this new Related information work, but we can probably assume that labels and keywords in title and headers in the content is used somehow. We do know that the related pages will honor permissions, so you can only see pages you have access to. The official information have this to say:
    When this rolls out, it will be turned on by default, which may be a bit annoying. Fortunately, you can turn this off for whole spaces in the Space settings under Space settings > Related pages. You can also turn this on or off on individual pages under More actions (•••), then Advanced details > and either Show related pages or Hide related pages.
    In the first iteration of related pages, it will not support Blogs or Jira Service Management customer portals. While this might seem strange as these two areas are where you normally would use this feature, but I think it is a good thing as they can tweak the algorithms a bit before taking that step. This should help make that feature better when it is released. This should help a lot with support if the algorithm is good enough, which I think it will be once they get some data from Confluence usage and tweak a bit first.


    Internet Explorer is dead - Internet Explorer is officially retired and out of support

    Internet Explorer is DEAD. Finally. After decades of making lives miserably for thousands upon thousands of front end developers across the globe, we can finally celebrate the end of Internet Explorer. For me, this is a great relief and yet another remnant of the Steve Ballmer area that I am happy to see put to rest. Microsoft will not put their efforts into Microsoft Edge, which like most things that has been introduced under Satya Nadella seems to be pretty good.
    Microsoft has finally announced the death of Internet Explorer as they officially retire and end support for Internet Explorer 11. It has been a long time coming, and many of us old people have grown up with Internet Explorer. Some of us even remember the battle with Netscape, back in the days before Netscape became Mozilla and then re-invented itself as Firefox. We have seen Internet Explorer almost gain monopoly status, only to slowly die as Firefox and Chrome ate away the market share.
    As frontend developers, many have cursed over the course that Microsoft steered Internet Explorer under Steve Ballmer's reign, always insisting on having its own quirks that forced countless hours to "fix". For many years, front end developers had to support the hated Internet Explorer 6 because it had been built in into many company solutions at the time. It was hell. Pure and simple.
    Ever since, Internet Explorer has been despised for its reluctance to conform with standards the other browsers agreed upon and for the need to polyfill and CSS hack just to make websites cope with the madness.
    I, for one, are glad that Internet Explorer is dead.
    Now, rest in peace and long live Edge.

    Upcoming changes to Epics - finally getting some flexibility for Epics

    Back in December 2021 Atlassian announced that there would be some changes coming to Epics and in April we learned that Epics would see an update to how Jira manage Epic Name and Epic Summary. What does all this mean, and when can you expect to see the changes in your Jira instance? Let us dive into the information we have and see if we can answer those questions.
    Why is Epic changing?
    Having the ability to change, or rename rather, Epics have been requested for well over a decade and up until recently it has been ignored. It was only when SAFe started to become popular that Atlassian started to consider this, however:
    This is not the only change that SAFe have initiated and for everyone working in an enterprise company where small agile teams may not be the norm, this is a positive thing. I will talk more abut that in the future.
    So what is happening to Epics?
    The changes are pretty big from a technical point of view, but even from a consumer perspective, there are pretty big changes as well. The reason for this big change is that Atlassian is merging features from Advanced Roadmaps into the core Jira experience. In doing so, they change the old architecture quite a bit and things will certainly move round a bit as a result.
    Here is what will change:
    Move issue hierarchy in Advanced Roadmaps to your admin setting Rename Epics will reflect everywhere (no more language hacks) Change what Epic fields are shown in different areas New colors based on team based projects Epic link will become Add Parent and move to breadcrumbs  
    Move issue hierarchy in Advanced Roadmaps to your admin setting
    The issue hierarchy that currently reside inside the settings for Advanced Roadmaps will move to the global Jira admin settings. You will find them under Issues by heading to: ⚙️ Settings > Issues > Issue hierarchy. This means that even if you do not have a Premium license, you will still be able to see these settings and when the Epic changes roll out you can edit the name of Epic from this area.

    Rename Epics will reflect everywhere (no more language hacks)
    This is a big one and the one that has been causing frustrations for many, many years. Once you rename the Epic in the Issue hierarchy, you need to rename the Epic issue type as well, and then all areas where Epic is referenced you will see the new name instead. So if you rename Epic to Feature, you will see Feature everywhere you see Epic today, including the Epic side panel in your backlog!

    Change what Epic fields are shown in different areas
    This is more of a technical change, but what it means is that what currently is shown in the backlog will see some changes. This could cause some issues that you might need to adjust when the change happen in your Jira instance.
    Epic name → Issue summary
    Currently, the board and your backlog show Epic Name and after the update it will instead show the Issue Summary. This make more sense, and I suspect that we will see the Epic Name removed in the future as Atlassian adjust Epics to be presented the same way as other issue types. If you have been putting different information in these two fields, then you need to update them to be the same before the changes happen. There are several solutions for this, but I think the solution Bogdan Gorka suggested in the Atlassian community using automation seems like a good way to do it.

    Epic status → Issue Status Category
    In the current solution you have Epic status, which is only available in the Epic panel, that define what Epics should be shown in the Epic Panel. In the new solution, the Epic panel will instead look at the Issue Status for each Epic to determine if it should be shown or not. If the Epic issue is in a green status (done), then it will not be shown, unless there are still open issues inside the Epic.
    Again, this makes sense as it shift Epics to behave the same way as other issue types, which align behavior in Jira.
    New colors based on team based projects
    This is something that comes from team managed boards, and I am guessing this is an architectural decision to have a uniform design that can be expanded later using the Parent Link feature from Advanced Roadmaps. In Theory, it would allow you to treat any parent link the same way, and you could set any story color to the issue. To make that useful, there would need to be a change to the Epic panel to show the levels above epic as well somehow.
    For now however this will just be a slight color shift when the upgrade comes as the upgrade will match the nearest color.

    Epic link will become Add Parent and move to breadcrumbs
    Perhaps the change that will confuse users the most is that the Epic link will become Add Parent and that this functionality will move from the standard locations to the breadcrumbs. This makes sense from several perspectives, but it will have a learning curve for many users. Changing the Epic Link to the Parent link from Advanced Roadmaps will once again align Epics with other issue types and allow for a uniform handling of the issues hierarchy.

    My Opinion
    This is a great change, not just because it will allow us to change Epics to Features (or whatever we want), but also from a technical perspective. It breaks down Epics unique behavior and replaces it with something that can scale, which is exactly what I have wanted for more than a decade.
    In the screenshot over the new issue view you also see that there is a pretty significant change to naming for subtasks as well where we now instead see "Child Issues". This is again a way to make way for a more flexible structure that is uniform regardless of level.
    This is absolutely a great step in the right direction from Atlassian and it makes me very happy to see.

    Jira harder to control - Jira projects slowly becoming less collaborative.

    In the last few years, Jira have moved more and more towards JIRA project isolation. This is causing problems for companies that are working collaborative across multiple JIRA projects, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to use because of that. In a short period of time boards have become almost unusable where cross-linking projects cause things like roadmaps and scrum boards to stop working. This is a mindset issue, as well as an architectural one.
    It is clear that Atlassian's tools are focusing on an Agile mindset, focusing on Scrum and Kanban. This has always been the case, but it has never really prevented anyone for using their tools in a more traditional way as well. In recent years however this has changed and with the introduction of team managed projects this has taking a turn for the worse.
    With the introduction of team managed products, we have seen product development becomes increasingly fragmented and teams within Atlassian seem more and more isolated. This is typical for organizations working with Agile teams, and we also see this in the new products that are more MVPs than full-fledged applications. This fragmented way of working seem to cause not just alignment issues between the different Atlassian products, but it also seems to affect the architecture as well.
    The architecture is all over the place...
    If we look at the very basic architecture, we have "projects", which is the highest level of grouping data. This is what we have configuration for, like what issue types, workflows and custom fields we have for that set of data. Projects are divided between Team Managed and Company Managed types, where team managed are unique and isolated projects where anything goes and company managed are controlled and globally defined projects.
    On top of this, we add a board, which is a visual representation of a filter in either a Kanban or Scrum view. This is not something that I would consider "optional" because a project without a board is pretty useless. The boards are divided into four areas:
    Roadmap - Featureless Gantt using Epics that only work with data from one project. Backlog - Basic list with priority and iterations/status for selecting items to work on. Scrum features stop working if you add generic fields to bring in with a specific project attached to it. There is a hard limit of 5000 issues that will actually shut the backlog down if you hit it. Active sprints - Basic column based structure that you map statuses in the workflow to. Hard limit of 500 subtasks that will shut down this feature if you hit it. Reports - Basic reports for different purposes. As boards are defined based on a filter and filters can include any data from any project and since it is placed on top of a project you would assume that the data would be presented within the configuration of the project. Strangely, it does not because boards actually override project configurations and allow for customizations, even on Company Managed projects.
    This makes little sense, since the purpose of having a company managed setup in the first place is to ensure that the setups are the same. If each project can define their own views and configuration of estimates, for example, then what exactly is company managed?
    Things like that data from multiple projects can cause problems, like the roadmap being able to change from multiple projects is easily managed by adding permissions for who can and can not change things. A simple check to determine origin project and then who have permissions to make different changes in that project already exist, but it is not used in the roadmap.
    Disabling whole boards because of generic queries like "Related System[Dropdown]" = Jira" for the simple reason that it is not specific in terms of what project the issue belong to is a decision I do not understand. Sure, it can add overhead to the query if there are a lot of issues and a ton of customization, but that is solved by having a cache for every board that you check delta for on load instead of dynamically load all items. You also only load data for the listing and then fetch additional data on request.
    The limit of 5000 issues in a backlog is not just stupid, it is borderline illegal as it is an unknown limitation that cause denial of service. What makes this worse is that this limit does not just count the issues, but subtasks as well. This makes no sense in a Scrum board where subtasks never show up, and for a Kanban you should be able to turn this off in the settings.
    The Atlassian Agile Attitude
    This attitude towards technical architecture is not really surprising considering Atlassian is very open about their culture and how they approach things. Atlassian is very dedicated to Agile and especially Scrum, and that bleeds into everything they do. When asked about these problems, the response has been that Agile teams don't need to collaborate as they are empowered and self-organizing. Having a 5000 issues cap is not a problem for Atlassian because an Agile team never have that many issues, so if you do then you are not Agile.
    Don't get me wrong, these are all valid responses, IF everyone that used Jira was doing Scrum the way Atlassian defines it. They are not. The vast majority of companies, especially the larger companies, are NOT doing scrum. Or any other Agile ritual for that matter. There are product discovery teams for sure, but in general companies do product delivery, not product discovery. Just check to see how many UX or CRO experiments are currently running in any given company, and you probably will find there are few, if any.
    This mentality is also what is consistently blocking requests that go outside the Scrum sphere, like having estimates on subtasks show up on the story in an aggregated form or any form of resource and finance management in any of their products.
    It will only get worse
    I hate to say this as I like the products, but I have a feeling that this is only going to get worse, at least for another 5 years or so when we will either see Atlassian change directions or another product has emerged that better fit the way companies work. Atlassian is doubling down on the Agile mindset and you can see it in the products where they regularly remove functions and new products seem to be half done with little to no connectivity to other products. This would be ok if the new products would see rapid development once released, but that is not the case.
    So I am afraid that if you are looking for a tool to manage projects and tasks where you can set a standard for your company to follow, then Jira may not be the tool you are looking for. Not because it is very bad today, but because it continues to degrade as a uniform tool.
    If you on the other hand are looking for a flexible tool that your teams can adjust as they see fit in a snow globe type of setup that is great for design and explorative situations, then you are probably better off with Trello or Asana to be honest.
    If you are in need of a predictive tool for financial planning, then none of the Atlassian tools are what you are looking for. Atlassian doesn't support traditional financial structures, as Agile is an exploratory ritual. This could change however as Atlassian is focusing a lot on SAFe it seems and as you probably figured out by now SAFe is a traditional steering renamed and repackaged. So we could see more support for predictive planning tools because of this.
    Is there no hope?
    Of course, there is hope. Atlassian just must start to focus more on what companies actually need and less what they think they need. To do that, they have to look at the bigger picture and they have to focus on what matters most to all companies: finance. While they have a tool that is supposedly targeting this area it is way too expensive and since you can not test it, it still remains a tool you have to buy on faith alone.
    The first thing should be to implement proper team's setup with resource management. Make teams assignable and take a look at BigPicture that have most of what you need: workload plans, holiday plans, absence management, skills, roles and of course time allocation. Connect other applications like Confluence to allow for team spaces only visible in the teams section as well as basic information like contact information, team lead and connected systems from Insight.
    The second thing is to stop the Premium nonsense and just have one product. Locking key products like Advanced Roadmaps and the old Insight asset management in a price tier is plain stupid. Not only will you prevent your own products adaptation, you also annoy the customers that are forced to pay for things they don't want. At twice the regular cost, no less.
    The third things that should happen is to add seamless integration of the products. If you have ever seen a user trying out OpsGenie from Jira Service Management, then you know what I mean. New products like Atlas should be clearly be marketed as separate products, just like Trello, if they do not connect to the basic Atlassian ecosystem.
    Make issue hierarchy open to everyone to define. Have predefined sets for Agile or SAFe setups, but make it open for everyone to define their setup instead of locking down every user in a structure Atlassian want. We are already getting new features for the Epic, which is a great addition, now take it to the next step.
    Finally, make boards useful again and remove the caps and the breaking of features if you cross Jira Project boundaries. Add the color background feature from Business projects and allow for any colors instead of a defined set.
    My Opinion
    In my opinion, Atlassian is moving in the wrong direction in some cases. In other cases, they are doing great things. If you are working in an organization with a project based financial structure that is based around a set of portfolios and budgets, then you are probably hurting right now using Atlassian products, with add-ons.
    I also feel that Cloud is way too much of a playground right now, with little to no way to mitigate negative changes when Atlassian destructively removes features from their products. If you are on DC and are considering a move to Cloud I would strongly suggest you reconsider that unless you really know what the result will be and how your workforce will be affected with the limitations and constant updates that you can not control.'
    If you are already on Cloud, then keep careful watch on what is going on as information on changes that destructively remove features is rarely very well announced and you have to follow the community forums like a hawk to spot them. Also make sure you frequently check the well hidden suggestion and bug section of Atlassian and submit requests and bugs when things dont work or when you have features removed from the systems.
    Working with Atlassian's systems is a bit bumpy at the moment, but it is never boring!

    The Problematic Epic - the undefined term that cause confusion

    Epic. It sounds so cool and people love to use it. It is that bucket of undefined things that is just...large, that we love to throw things into and proclaim that it is an Epic. But what is an epic? There lies the problem, because the term Epic is defined in many ways in different methodologies and in different levels of the organization. This makes the Epic arbitrary and confusing, because the value of the epic depends on the context, which is rarely known.
    Most people are familiar with the Epic through a tool like Jira or ServiceNow. These systems have adapted the Agile, or rather the Scrum, which defines an Epic as "a big chunk of work, which can be divided down to smaller bits". Atlassian, the makers of Jira, takes that a bit further:
    So in both examples it is something big that can be broken down. In other words, it is something that has not yet been broken down fully and remain a bit vague because of that. This vague definition of something big, cause all kinds of problems, especially if what the Epics are broken down to are poorly defined.
    In Jira for example you have a Story (Not User Story as defined on their website. A User Story is related to Requirements, not tasks), which in the best case will be defined as some form of work that can be done within an iteration (sprint most commonly). This means that you can have pretty much any size of task in a story, and it can be anywhere from full features to a small configuration.
    Since much work starts on the business side even in Jira, then it is very common to have the Jira Epic turning into a Portfolio Epic...
    Portfolio Epics in SAFe.
    If we go up a bit within the Agile sphere, then let us see what SAFe says about their epics:
    SAFe even have a specific definition to define that an Epic is not a project, which should tell you how vague the Portfolio Epic is in SAFe. It becomes even muddier when Portfolio Epics in SAFe leads to Business Cases with high level estimations, which projects also need. The difference seem to be that the Portfolio Epic is a funding without scope or time frame, which to me is the same as an extra budget for research and development or some form of business operation scenario.

    Epics everywhere...
    Epics can be found pretty much in all tools you look at, and in companies you will find that the term "Epic" is just as abused as the term "project" or "Initiative" as it is applied to everything. Are you working with strategic themes? I bet you have some strategic Epics as well, right? How about focus areas? Do you have epics there as well, maybe? How about your requirement process, I am sure you have heard your product owner talking about Epics on multiple levels as just things that are undefined in their mind?
    Just to make things worse, you even have methodologies named EPIC.
    Epics in traditional development.
    In traditional development, we don't have Epics, but we can translate it based on the definitions used in Agile. I found this definition I thought fit pretty well:
    I think Epics are more similar to top-level requirements, but I think the fact that they can also be similar to mission threads illuminate the problem with Epics. As a top level requirement it fit both the team or system based focus as in Agile methodologies like Scrum, but it also fit the SAFe Epic definition, which I think is interesting.
    That would suggest that an Epic is defined on the level where it is placed and depending on how you divide between need and requirement the term Epic would be a top-level requirement in both situations, or they would be a top-level need when defined as a SAFe Epic.
    So how should we think about Epics?
    Regardless if you work in an organization that claim to be Agile or not, you will most certainly come across the term Epic. If not in your systems, then people will use the term based on how they have used it in the past. So you need to deal with them and you need to define them in a way that makes sense for every scenario.
    My suggestion is that you define the term Epic as a level top-level requirement. This way you know that whatever is in that epic, it is not useful until it has been broken down into smaller pieces. As such, an Epic is a container that is meant to hold actual requirements once defined properly.
    If you have Portfolio management, then define a Portfolio Epic as a top-level need. A need is a loose description that will lead to one or more requirements should the need be funded.
    If you want an even more clear definition, then you can define the Epic as an operational Epic and a portfolio Epic as a strategic Epic. This should help define the level of the Epics and place them more clearly in the strategic and the operational areas.
    Do not use Epics as Themes or focus areas.
    If you start using Epics, of any level, as a way to categorize things based on strategic themes or focus areas, then you will start muddling the waters and the definition of an Epic as a top-level requirement or top-level need will be pointless.
    Themes and focus areas are directional based, while requirements and need are action based. Having them become interchangeable means that you will either only work with directional goals with no actions defined, or you will only have action items and no direction. None of those scenarios are very good or healthy.
    An epic should never be a direction or a goal, it should always be a defined activity that lead to a certain goal. So an Epic should always be connected to a theme or focus area, but it should not replace it or live in limbo without the connection.
    Epic should be defined, or it is nothing.
    I have spent more time discussing what an Epic is and is not when working with work processes than any other term. Without a definition, an Epic will cause confusion and frustration as it will become a change shifting monster that represent everything from a strategic theme to project to idea to design task. And beyond. It will be this go-to phrase for anything undefined that we don't want or have the experience to actually name correctly, or work with properly.
    It will be everything and also nothing.
    Epic in Jira could be a feature.
    In Jira, I always define operational Epics as Features. It is a top-level requirement of something that once released add value as a separate feature. That means that when released, the Epic will be closed in Jira.
    This is because I never have requirements in Jira, as Jira is a temporary work tool that should never, ever hold any documentation. In Jira, you should only have instructions on how to complete the task. That means that Epics in Jira should only be connected to top-level requirements in Confluence, not be the actual top-level requirement.
    Unless your company have decided that you do not document requirements, then you don't need to define where to put them and can do whatever your team desire.
    How do you use Epics?
    I have seen many ways to use the Epics and even more ways to describe all kind of things as Epics, but I am always eager to learn more on how others use it.
    So how do you use it, and why have you set it up that way?

    Atlassian acquire Percept.ai - strengthening their ITSM products even further

    Atlassian announced yesterday that they have acquired the small California based company Percept.ai, a company that focuses on AI technology to automize support flows, in quite impressive ways. This will strengthen the tool set of Jira Service Management with a new automation technology in the form of a no-code virtual agent that I think will add a lot to the Jira Service Management experience.
    While Edwin Wong, the Head of Product Management at Atlassian, did not go into any details in the announcement, it is clear that this will be an important part of the future of Jira Service Management. I also think the acquisition of Percept.ai and their virtual agent technology will find its way into other areas of the Atlassian suite, and I would not be surprised to see an AI driven onboarding agent in the future!
    I think this is a strong acquisition and an important one for the Jira Service Management product specifically and for Atlassian in general.

    Jira Product Discovery - The missing link between business and IT?

    Atlassian has just released their new product called Jira Product Discovery in Beta. It is a new project type in Jira Software, just like Jira Work Management, and sadly it is equally a bit lackluster when it comes to functionality. It is however a very nice addition and it has the potential to bridge the gap between business and IT, which is currently being done with creative setups in Jira Software.
    So what is Jira Product Discovery?
    In short, it is a tool for adding good ideas where you can define value and cost in order to make educated decisions on what to focus on first for your different products. Or just to start new products and value streams. Right out of the box in the Beta, we find many good features such as visual fields for effort and goal impact, the ability to score ideas and the most powerful aspect is the connection to create epics in other Jira projects to truly connect ideation with delivery.
    Jira Product Discovery is a very nice new product that can compete with other tools like Aha!, but it is also a typical Atlassian product with limited functionality that may or may not expand down the road. This has been a problem for Atlassian in the last 5 years or so and it can affect the sales of this new product, unless it becomes part of the core like Jira Work Management is now.
    Functionality looks great!
    Even with the risk of having a less advanced feature set than some of the competitors, Jira Product Discovery have a good feature set already.  Things like goals, what can target strategic values, or even smaller product goals is something I work with a lot. Things like effort ranking, key customers and connections to time periods and something they call buckets are all great features.
    The ability to add automatic calculation of value is great, but I would like to see the ability to add negative values as well for things like risk and effort. Overall the score system is quite simple and it needs a more granular setup for it to be useful in large scale organizations.
    Overall, I think this first iteration of Jira Product Discovery looks impressive and it will most likely fit many companies need as is.
    It is a Beta
    It is easy to point to things that are not awesome right now, but it is important to know that this is a Beta. As such it will be features that are either not yet there, not finished or that will change during the Beta. While I see several things that I think are essential for the future success of Jira Product Discovery as a product, I would not discourage any organization from trying this out even in its Beta format.
    That is because this fit a very critical gap in the current product flora for Atlassian and I think this hit the spot pretty close to what a lot of people have been asking for, for a long time.
    Don't take my word for it, though, head on over and try it out yourself.
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    Kotlin Vs. Java: Which is Best for Developing Android Apps?

    For more than two decades, Java was one of the more sought-after programming languages used on a variety of devices. Since the beginning, mobile apps developers have relied on Java to create hundreds of applications. In May 2019, Google announced that Kotlin was the preferred programming language for the Google Play Store for Android applications.
    To develop a successful mobile app, it is crucial to choose the best among Kotlin vs Java languages. Let’s learn what these languages are, their pros and cons, and which one will fit your app project. Let’s look at. Kotlin Programming Language
    Kotlin Programming Language
    Kotlin is mostly the integrated environment used for developing apps. It is also able to create statically JavaScript as well as Java Virtual Machine language (JVM).
    Kotlin is a blend of functional and functional programming. It is more simple, less messy and more efficient to build than Java. Kotlin can convert the code into binary code and run it under JVM. Therefore, it’s suitable for almost every platform & device.
    Java Programming Language
    Java programming language can be described as an object-oriented language. The language is easy to learn, strong, robust, and durable. Java is ideal for Android apps, web applications, server applications, embedded systems, large data and more. Open source is a mix of many elements. Java is the basis of a lot of Android apps and also significant portions of Android.
    Kotlin Vs. Java: What We Need to Know
    Kotlin Vs. Java can’t be used simultaneously for any mobile application development, so it is important to discover which is the most suitable. We’re now going to take a look at the pros and cons of both languages, as well as what makes each one better for certain types of Android applications.
    Data Classes: Kotlin Vs Java
    Java-based Android application development requires you to create variables or fields that can be used to store information. Additionally, you must create constructor, getter and setter methods, as well as toString() and the equals() and hashCode().
    Kotlin automatizes these tasks. You only need to include the word “data” in the definition of the class. The compiler is able to automatically create fields and variables like the setter, getter, constructor, among others.
    Volume & Coding: Kotlin Vs Java
    Kotlin code load is less than Java’s similar programs. Kotlin reduces the chance of errors in code and eases the work of Android app developers. Because of its ease of use, Kotlin is preferred over Java for massive mobile and web application development projects. Kotlin code is easier than Java.
    It doesn’t require constructors to create objects, classes that hold information and get value from declared fields or classes that store the data. Kotlin code is compiled in less than the time required for writing Java code. This accelerates development and deployment.
    Null Safety: Kotlin Vs Java
    Java has many drawbacks, one of which is Null Pointer Exception. The occurrence of a Null Pointer Exception is only triggered when the user is explicit in throwing it. Inconsistencies in data can occur due to Java code problems with initialization, as well as other issues. Kotlin is unable to run when a Null Pointer Exception is generated.
    For the best Kotlin Vs. Java choice and usage, look to hire Android app developers with professional expertise and excellent knowledge.
    Wildcards: Kotlin Vs Java
    Kotlin is not able to use wildcard types. Declaration variance & the type projections are Kotlin’s wildcard choices. Java allows wildcards. Wildcard codes are typically an unidentified kind. It governs the type security of Java-based codes within a software.
    Operator Overloading: Kotlin Vs Java
    You can make use of a range of mathematical operators within Kotlin such as subtraction, addition & division. It is possible to compare objects and conduct quality checks with symbols. The Java programming language relies on particular Java data types with mathematical operators. The Kotlin Vs. Java debate is won by Kotlin in terms of Operator Overloading.
    Performance: Kotlin Vs Java
    JVM runs ByteCode which is written using Java as well as Kotlin. It is however hard to assess their memory consumption. It’s difficult to evaluate and monitor their performance. Kotlin has more features than Java which makes it more practical.
    Multithreading applications are made simpler with Kotlin Coroutines tool. Because of its plethora of features, it compiles & runs a bit slower than Java. Java is however much less complicated than Kotlin which means that it is faster to compile.
    For top assistance, you must seek assistance from a Best Android app development company and hire Android app developers with great expertise.
    Stability: Kotlin Vs Java
    It’s the stability that lets us detect distinctions. Let’s begin with Java. Java is one of the languages with an extensive history. Java Version 8 & Java Version 11 both provide extensive support. If anything goes wrong, the Java versions can be upgraded via patches.
    Despite Kotlin’s long history, it is still a relatively young language. There is no official version yet. Java and Kotlin can be considered to be stable languages. If you are looking for stability, Java is the best option.
    Final Words
    We’ve got the complete list to offer on our analysis of the Kotlin vs. Java Debate. Hopefully, you will be satisfied with our analysis and choose the best option based on your preferences. Be it Java or be it Kotlin, everyone has their era and today’s era is inclining towards Kotlin programming Language.
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