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Building Jira apps with Atlassian Forge | A tutorial series for beginners

Hi reader!
Welcome to this article series where we will learn about building Jira apps with the Atlassian Forge platform.
I will be working with Forge, and during my research about it, I noticed that the community and resources about this topic are limited especially for a beginner getting started with it.

I am creating this series for me and anyone getting started with creating Jira applications as a learning resource that dives deeper into the basics and provides hands-on practice through a project we will be developing throughout the series.

In this first article, we will be answering some questions about what Jira and Forge are and why you should use them.

What is Jira

Jira is a powerful project management software developed by Atlassian that enables its users to plan, track, and manage their projects or product progress to deliver value efficiently.

With Jira features, you can have one big project to work on and divide it into smaller tasks that can be worked on sequentially by different people collaborating.

This is enough introduction to Jira for now we will get back to the topic later in the series, but you can learn more about Jira software Here

What is Atlassian Forge

Atlassian Forge is a cloud-based platform created by Atlassian to allow developers to build applications that integrate or interact with Atlassian products (including Jira).

For example, you are using Jira to manage your project and you realize that there is a feature you need that Jira does not provide by default.
Forge allows you to extend and customize Atlassian products beyond what's provided out of the box.
You can think of these applications as Chrome extensions that add new functionality to what the browser offers by default, and Forge as a set of tools that Atlassian provided for us to make the process of creating those applications easier

You may need to bookmark Forgse documentation as we will be referring to it a lot in the series.

In this series, we will learn the basics of Atlassian Jira and Forge from scratch, along the way we will also create an application as a project to apply our knowledge.

Now that we have an idea of what Jira and Forge are, in the next article, we will look into creating our first Jira project and Forge application

See you there...

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