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Guide to get started with setting Up Jira Assistant Development Environment


This guide will help you get started with Jira Assistant development. All the information regarding file structure, build tools, components, and FAQ can be found here.

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Prerequisites and Setup

Before you start, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

Node.js and npm

Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) are required for running and managing Jira Assistant. You can download and install them from the official Node.js website.


Git is a version control system that's used to clone and manage the source code of Jira Assistant. You can install Git by following the instructions on the official Git website.

Docker (Optional)

If you're planning to test a Jira Cloud app built with Atlassian Forge, Docker can be helpful for local development and testing. You can download and install Docker Desktop for your operating system from the official Docker website.

Using Docker for Jira Cloud App Testing (Atlassian Forge)

If you're testing a Jira Cloud app built with Atlassian Forge, you may want to use Docker for local development and testing. Docker allows you to replicate the runtime environment of JA app on the Jira Cloud platform.