Forge Tips for Success: How to Get Started Developing Atlassian Cloud Apps

If you’re new to developing Atlassian Cloud apps or want to get started with Forge, then you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll give you a few tips for success that will help you get started on the right foot. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Tip #01: Familiarize Yourself with the Forge Platform

The first step is to familiarize yourself with the Forge platform. This includes understanding how apps work within Jira and Confluence, what features are available, and how to create and deploy your app. The Forge Developer Guide is an excellent place to start, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the Forge platform.

Tip #02: Use the Sample Apps as a Guide

The next step is to use the sample apps as a guide. The Forge Developer Guide includes several code samples that you can use as templates for your app development. These code samples cover various topics, from creating custom fields to embedding app content within Jira and Confluence.

Tip #03: Understand the Forge Security Model

The third step is to understand the Forge security model. The Forge platform provides role-based access control (RBAC) functionality that allows you to implement custom permissions for your app. This means that administrators can grant different access levels to your app based on the user’s role within the organization. The Forge Developer Guide provides a detailed overview of RBAC, and the Forge API Reference includes information on how to implement RBAC in your app.

Tip #04: Use the Forge Forums for Support

If you have any questions or need help with development, don’t hesitate to ask the Forge community. The Forge Forums are a great place to start, and you can also find support from Atlassian partners and developers.

Tip #05: Use the Forge API Reference for Development Documentation

Finally, make sure to use the Forge API Reference for development documentation. This reference provides detailed information on accessing all of the Forge platform’s features from your app. It also includes examples and code snippets that you can use as templates for your development.

Dive into Forge and see the possibilities

We hope these tips help you get started on developing Atlassian Cloud apps with Forge. Don’t hesitate to ask the Forge community or Atlassian partners and developers if you have any questions. And be sure to check back here for more tips in the future!