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Better Python Testing: How to Mock AWS [video]

, HipChat DevOps Engineer | March 08, 2017

At Atlassian, my fellow engineers and I often find ourselves creating tools that rapidly become crucial to our own workflows. Because of this, the practice of writing tests to ensure consistent behavior is almost second nature for us.

We’re aware that this is not the case for everyone.

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Putting the “me” in “team”: how to personalize your HipChat apps

| February 28, 2017

You’re a team player, and you put the team first. But to be a great team player, you first have to look out for yourself. We’ve designed HipChat for individuals who build out a team—which means you should be setting up your HipChat integrations and workflow so it works best for you.

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Don’t go down the rabbit hole: Use room READMEs

| February 16, 2017

If Alice had had a README to reference down in Wonderland, she wouldn’t have had to figure out what “Eat me” and “Drink me” would lead to via trial and error. Same goes in HipChat. Ever entered a room and not known its purpose? Or not known if you’re meant to be there? Room READMEs solve this.

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All aboard! How to create a HipChat team & get rolling 🚂

| February 10, 2017

So you just got your team to hop on HipChat (awyeah), and now you’re in charge of making sure everyone is riding the train. Congratulations—you’re a HipChat owner! So…what now? How exactly do you get things started? Follow us along.

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More signal, less noise: how to avoid information overload in HipChat

, Product Marketing | January 27, 2017

ChatOps is a wonderful way to bring all your team’s work into one central location. But the greatest strength of work chat clients can also be their greatest weakness. With everything in one place, it can be difficult to figure out what you really need to pay attention to, what can wait, or what is someone else’s issue entirely.

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Video chat etiquette: how to be (excellent) to each other

| January 17, 2017

Group video chat brings people together from all over the world—not physically, of course, but it’s currently the closest thing we have to a teleporter. But because we’re relying on machines and computers to conduct remote meetings, there are naturally going to be some kinks that need working out. Here are tips to cut any frustrations and make your video meetings successful.

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Get $#!% done: 4 integrations to make you more productive

| January 11, 2017

We all struggle with it: so much to do, so little time. The best ways to maximize your productivity is to minimize the amount of time and mental energy spent on each task, and we’ve got 4 integrations that will help you make the most of the time you do have.

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New Year’s resolutions: 5 habits to stick & kick in HipChat

| January 03, 2017

Not all New Year’s resolutions have to be as hard to tackle as cutting out sugar or getting “swoll” at the gym. Some can simply be about forming new, smaller habits that make your day-to-day life easier—and let’s be honest, there are probably some habits in HipChat we all could stand to adopt (or kick).

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Make everyone count: How to build an employee recognition program

, Product Marketing | December 28, 2016

employee recognition

This is a guest blog post by George Dickson, Content Marketing Manager at Bonusly.

Recognition is the cornerstone of engaged employees and a healthy team culture. In fact, a Gallup survey found that employees who receive recognition and praise frequently “increase their individual productivity, increase engagement among their colleagues, and are more likely to stay with their organization.”

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Lock it up, shut it down: A guide to private chat & video

| December 20, 2016

Not everything needs to be broadcast to the whole world. Some things are best kept between just a few people, like your finance presentation or your plans to take over the Internet with an army of baby goats. Well, HipChat’s got you covered with multiple ways to ensure that what you share can only be seen by people of your choosing.

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