Atlassian as we speak introduced that it has acquired Code Barrel, the makers of Automation for Jira, a low-code software for simply automating many features of Jira that’s additionally one of the in style add-ons for Jira Software program and Jira Service Desk in Atlassian’s market. The 2 corporations didn’t disclose the value of the acquisition.
Sydney-based Code Barrel was based by two of the primary engineers who constructed Jira at Atlassian, Nick Menere and Andreas Knecht. With this acquisition, they’re returning to Atlassian after 4 years in startup land.
“For me and Andreas, it’s nearly like coming residence,” stated Menere, who joined the Jira group in 2005 when there have been solely a handful of builders engaged on the product. “It’s the place the place we just about discovered tips on how to develop software program and tips on how to develop product. For us, this was the one firm we might ever return to.”
Because the identify implies, Automation for Jira makes it straightforward to automate recurring duties in Atlassian’s problem and mission monitoring service. “More and more, [our customers] are having to spend so much of time on the mundane,” Noah Wasmer, the VP of Product for Tech Groups at Atlassian, advised me. “What we’re seeing is that with Jira because the spine, they’re interacting with quite a lot of programs, are duplicating work, are manually getting into work into completely different programs. And so what we’re discovering is that they’re spending an inordinate period of time doing issues that aren’t truly serving to them construct and create these next-generation issues that assist change our world.”
If you wish to scale back this type of duplication of labor, then automation is the apparent factor to take a look at. And with greater than 6,000 corporations that discovered Code Barrel’s answer in Atlassian’s market, plus the founders’ apparent connection to the corporate, Automation for Jira will need to have been an apparent candidate for an acquisition.
Wasmer additionally careworn that the truth that they constructed a no-code software will enable anyone who makes use of Jira to create scripts with out having to be a programmer. Automation for Jira permits customers to arrange time-based guidelines or people who run based mostly on triggers within Jira. It additionally options third-party integrations with SMS, Slack and Microsoft Groups, amongst others.
In the meanwhile, Automation for Jira will stay within the Atlassian Market and can proceed to promote on the identical value of $5/person/month for groups with as much as 10 customers and $2.5/person/month for groups between 11 and 100 customers, with costs taking place from there for bigger enterprises. Certainly, Atlassian will begin integrating among the software’s options into Jira, however in the interim the corporate doesn’t have something to announce on that entrance.