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Introduction of JIRA
  • Last Updated : 05 Mar, 2020

JIRA is a project management tool. A bug tracking and agile project management is allowed in JIRA and is developed by Atlassian. Fedora Commons, Hibernate, and the Apache Software Foundation are organizations that have used Jira for bug-tracking and project management. A Japanese word “Gojira” is a word from which JIRA is inherited which means “Godzilla”.

It is a platform independent tool. It can be run anywhere.

JIRA supports languages like English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, etc so it is called multi-lingual tool. For all types of testing it is widely used as an issue-tracking tool. It is an Incident Management Tool. It used for Project Management, Bug Tracking, Issue Tracking and Workflow. It is highly customizable. It can be tailored to fit any workflow. MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and SQL server in the backend is supported by JIRA.

JIRA is available as a trial version for limited period of time as it is a tool which is commercial. An individual person can use 15-day trial version. A license is required to utilize JIRA services. A free license is provided by JIRA for academic projects.

Handling of issues is made easy by JIRA dashboard which consists of many useful functions and features. JIRA allows in tracking the progress of a project time to time.



JIRA contains four packages

  1. Jira Core
  2. Jira Software
  3. Jira Service Desk
  4. Jira Ops

Inside JIRA scheme, everything can be configured, and it consists of:-

  1. Field Configuration
  2. Permissions
  3. Notification
  4. Screens
  5. Workflows
  6. Custom Fields
  7. Issue Types

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