Breaking changes to the Jira Service Desk experimental Java API

Jira Service Desk 3.9.0 for Server is almost ready for release. In this release, some methods of our API will be moving out of the experimental state. We've recently introduced breaking changes to some of the experimental APIs. We've prepared an Early Access Program (EAP) release for developers to start testing against.

These changes involve changing the IDs to return integer values rather than longs. An integer value aligns with Jira's values stored in the database. It also keeps us from having to do a lot of unnecessary type conversion.

In preparation for the final release, we've also removed all deprecated components. This change cleans up the experimental API and prepares it for it's recommended state.

We have documented all these changes, in-depth on the preparing for Jira 7.6 notes page. Once released, check out the JSD Javadocs for more information on the API.

Please download and use the Jira Service Desk 3.9.0 EAP and start testing and validating today.