|JIRA Development Cookbook, Jobin Kuruvilla, Packt 2011|
Summary: lots of interesting JIRA recipes, lots of source code, and not too many bugs.
If you're working with JIRA, buy a copy.
The Good Bits
The Custom Fields chapter is also well written and the comparison of version 1 and version 2 plugins is excellent.
The screenshots are all done well.
Not As Good Bits
- Applicable JIRA versions are noted in many, but not all, locations where it matters.
- Testing of plugins is glossed over. Which is fair enough, since that's exactly what I did in my own Practical JIRA Plugins book.
- There are few if any references to other plugins that show examples of each recipe in use.
- Many of the changes involve modifying the JIRA database schema or the application files rather than providing a plugin to do this. This makes upgrades harder than necessary.
Oh Well ..
- The publisher could have done a better job proof editing this book.
- There are numerous rough sentences and improperly capitalized parameter names.
- I don't have a VAT number so I had to buy my copy through Amazon instead of the Packt website.