Atlassian at present introduced that it has acquired Code Barrel, the makers of Automation for Jira, a low-code instrument for simply automating many points 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 firms 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 dwelling,” mentioned 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’d ever return to.”
Because the identify implies, Automation for Jira makes it simple to automate recurring duties in Atlassian’s challenge 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 a whole lot of methods, are duplicating work, are manually getting into work into completely different methods. 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 sort of duplication of labor, then automation is the plain factor to take a look at. And with greater than 6,000 firms that discovered Code Barrel’s resolution in Atlassian’s market, plus the founders’ apparent connection to the corporate, Automation for Jira should have been an apparent candidate for an acquisition.
Wasmer additionally careworn that the truth that they constructed a no-code instrument will permit 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 those who run based mostly on triggers inside Jira. It additionally options third-party integrations with SMS, Slack and Microsoft Groups, amongst others.
In the intervening time, Automation for Jira will stay within the Atlassian Marketplace 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. Absolutely, Atlassian will begin integrating a few of the instrument’s options into Jira, however in the meanwhile the corporate doesn’t have something to announce on that entrance.