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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:11pm 29/02/12 | 8 Comments
Software Engineers should get a kick out of this, as Australian-designed bug-tracking software, JIRA, has been used as a basis for a Minecraft mod by an Atlassian engineer, based in Sydney.

The mod uses JIRA to essentially create an issue (like logging a "job ticket") where you, the player, want to actually remember to do something in the game-world later. So the idea is, in Minecraft's absolutely massive scope, there are invariably going to be things you want to do in places you can't do them yet, or maybe you just want to do them later, or leave notes for friends or the like. So setting up a reminder, and using the JIRA plugin created by Atlassian means you can revisit the reminder, perform the task, and resolve it, as a software engineer would a bug tracked by the same software.

It's a pretty simple idea, and one that seems like it should have already existed, but it's always cool coming across Aussie-made stuff like this, and transferring an application like this into a gameplay device is a stroke of genius.

You can read how the mod came about by clicking here (there's also a link to grab the mod in there), otherwise watch the YouTube video of the JIRA Minecraft integration embedded below.

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Posted 01:18pm 29/2/12
Front page Atlassian news :) Cool.
Posted 01:20pm 29/2/12
lol, pity it's not so you can manage work project through minecraft's interface
Posted 01:27pm 29/2/12
Where's the Baldurs Gate 3 news?

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Posted 01:31pm 29/2/12
that's pretty damn awesome.
Posted 02:03pm 29/2/12
Props to for creating this!
Posted 02:05pm 29/2/12
Baldurs Gate 3 ??

Posted 02:12pm 29/2/12
RPG watch mentions something of it. I'll cry tears of Joy if a Baldures Gate 3 materializes and is NOT a FPS or MMO or some crap like that.
Posted 09:43pm 29/2/12
Ahahaha so freaking awesome! And I don't even play minecraft or use JIRA.
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