We release new versions of our Jira Server products frequently. As a Jira developer, it's important that you're aware of the changes. The resources below will help you keep track of what's happening.
Major changes that affect Jira Server developers are announced in the Atlassian Developer blog, like new Jira modules or the deprecation of API end points. You'll also find handy tips and articles related to Jira development.
Check it out and subscribe here: Atlassian Developer blog (Jira-related posts)
Other important updates:
An Early Access Program (EAP) release is a public development release leading up to the official release of a Jira version. Development releases are a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on allowing Jira users to see the new features in advance and provide us with some useful feedback. It also gives app developers an opportunity to test and fix their apps in advance of an official release.
EAP releases, which include more mature Beta and Release Candidate (RC) builds are available for download and their release notes are listed on this page.
Note, Beta and Release Candidate builds generally do not introduce new changes, and provide bug fixes and tweaks to features introduced in earlier EAP releases instead.
EAP releases can include changes like: