Archive for the ‘Confluence’ Category

Creating a Blueprint / Content-Creator Plugin for Confluence

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Blueprint is a new API in Confluence 5 that allows developers to create new content elements and to hook into the Confluence “create” dialogue – not to be confused with OSGi blueprints, the CSS blueprint framework or Tinkerpop Blueprints here.

Content may be added using simple XHTML templates, dynamic templates enriched with data from context providers or even customized JavaScript dialogues.

Another feature is, that pages of a specific blueprint type may be aggregated in a collector view that displays all pages created with the specific blueprint

In the following short example we’re going to create a simple blueprint adding some dynamic data to the blueprint template using a context provider.

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Jeah we’ve won the Atlassian Codegeist 2012 Competition – or – The return of the Pirate Ninja Unicorn

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Atlassian Codegeist and Pirate Ninja Unicorn

Happy news for us, Theresa and I we’ve won the Atlassian Codegeist Competition 2012 with our Stash Readme Parser Plugin in the category: Best Stash Plugin.

Stash Readme Parser Plugin

We had two other plugins in the game, the Stash QR Code Plugin and the HTTP Request Workflow Function for Jira.

If you’re interested please take a look at the plugins in the Atlassian Marketplace our funny looking Pirate Ninja Unicorn Website or the project’s overview in my blog.

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Confluence User Profile Mobile vCard Plugin released

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

I’ve released a new plugin for the popular Confluence Wiki that extends the user profile with new tab that displays the user’s vcard as a QR code.

This allows an easy import of address data from Confluence to your smartphone.

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Confluence Social Comments Plugin

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I have created a new, free plugin for Confluence, the popular enterprise wiki.

The plugin allows you to notify users of ongoing discussions in comments on a confluence page by posting a specific token including the user’s name like this: “@username:”

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How to create a Confluence SOAP Component in 5 Minutes

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

You’re using the popular Confluence wiki? You’re using its RPC/SOAP API and missing a function you really need? Just extend theĀ  capabilities of the Confluence RPC API by programming a custom web service component – it is really easy and also well documented.

In this tutorial we’re going to take a look on how to quickly implement a SOAP service, securing it and putting its methods in a transactional context.

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How to create a Template Bundle Plugin in Confluence

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Since Confluence 3.2. there is a new plugin module type that allows you to deploy templates in a bundle via the plugin API.

In addition it is possible to assign these templates to specific spaces and preview available templates in the Confluence administration area.

So let’s build some sample templates..

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Extending the Confluence Search Index

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Developing plugins for the Confluence Wiki a developer sometimes needs to save additional metadata to a page object using Bandana or the ContentPropertyManager. Wouldn’t it be nice if this metadata was available in the built-in Lucene index?

That is were the Confluence Extractor Module comes into play..

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Snippets: Getting License Information from the Confluence API

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Sometimes one needs to look up license details of a running Confluence system .. perhaps for creating a commercial plugin or to display recommendations dependant from the license used. For this reason there are a few possibilities for receiving some license information from the Confluence API or the velocity context.

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How to build a Confluence Macro Plugin

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The goal is to build a small macro plugin deployable via the Confluence plugin API rendering some spaces.

Please note that I am going to build the plugin using just Maven and not the Atlassian Maven Wrapper called the “Atlassian Plugin SDK” – more information about that is available at the Atlassian website.

The macro output will be rendered using a Velocity template and all messages are stored for i18n in properties files bundled with the plugin.

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How to build a Confluence SOAP client in 5 minutes

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

In this tutorial we are going to build a SOAP client for the popular Confluence Wiki in about five minutes. The client is going to receive rendered HTML Markup from a specified Confluence Page.
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Confluence Developer Instance Quick Setup

Friday, March 26th, 2010

This short tutorial shows how to set-up a developer instance of the popular Confluence Wiki from Atlassian in a few minutes.

It’s a prerequisite for a few following tutorials regarding the Confluence API and plug-in development for this system.

We want a quick install so we are going to run Confluence with the embedded servlet container and HSQL database.
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