Probably most of modern IT-related people know Atlassian JIRA - issue and project tracking system. Maybe many of you know other popular tracking system like Bugzilla, GNATS, and many many others. Personally, I like JIRA last but not least because I worked many years with it and I’m impressed with a simplicity of the workflows it offers.

However, this is not one post that should bring JIRA near to you. But if you know that you need it, now is best time to get it, because Atlassian started their “Get Started” Price, which now allows you to by full functional JIRA for only 10$ for ever - even with one year support. All you need is a little bit of free CPU, root access, 10$ and if you buy it outside of USA, you will need a credit card.

I installed it for my private purposes and it works fine! I just followed Atlassian documentation (Read it carefully). Maybe, the easiest way is to install the “all in one” solution which comes with Apache Tomcat. I chose that one, but don’t forget to switch to the serious database before you start really using it. Take MySQL for example as I did.

I will not provide here step by step how to do it, because Simon has done it already as soon he heard about new pricing :)

Nevertheless feel free to ask questions here, about installation and configuration.