Sep 23, 2020 00:00 · 209 words · 1 minute read

I help administer Jira and Confluence at Khan Academy. Generally, I get by with Googling things. These products have been around forever and anything imaginable is googleable. That said, I thought it worthwhile to start keeping track of some interesting things that might solve future problems.

Jira add-ons

We already make use of Structure.

Confluence add-ons

  • Questions and Answers
    • This is kind of like Stack Overflow for your Confluence
    • 250 seats is about $100 per month vs. $500 per month for Atlassian’s Questions for Confluence
    • There is a non-profit discount on Atlassian products, but it’s not clear to me that this would apply to Questions for Confluence, which is an add-on (the non-profit discounts don’t apply to add-ons generally)
  • Spectrum Formatting
    • Just adds some nice widgets for progress, tabs, menus, and page status
    • Seems a bit ridiculous to spend $40/month (for 250 seats) on such a thing, but such it goes
    • This is the kind of thing that if I ever went through the pain of getting an internal plugin going, I’d just add it there because it’s likely trivial once you’ve got the scaffolding
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