Bitbucket is #3 in Top 12 Source Code Management tools

Bitbucket is a free code DVCS hosting site for Git and Mercurial. Manage your development with a hosted wiki, issue tracker and source code. Host, manage, and share Git and Mercurial repositories in the cloud. Free, unlimited private repositories for up to 5 developers give teams the flexibility to grow and code without restrictions.

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#3 in Top 12 Source Code Management tools


The best alternatives to Bitbucket are: GitHub, Beanstalk, Assembla, Fisheye

Latest news about Bitbucket

2016. Atlassian launches Bitbucket Pipelines

Atlassian unveiled Bitbucket Pipelines that offers a continuous delivery service that’s built right into the Atlassian-hosted Bitbucket Cloud service. Thanks to this, developers can easily automate their workflow of building and deploying their code every time they push an update to their Bitbucket repositories. During the beta, Bitbucket Pipeline will be available for free to all developers who want to give it a try. Other updates include the launch of Connect for JIRA Service Desk, which now allows third-party developer to build embeddable add-ons for that services, and the open-sourcing of RADAR, Atlassian’s internal tool for generating API documentation, which unsurprisingly follows the Open API Initiative’s specs.

2015. Atlassian merges Bitbucket and Stash developer services

Atlassian has long offered a number of Git-based developer services under the Bitbucket and Stash brands for developers who want either need a cloud-based or on-premises code management service. Now, however, the company is combining these brands under the Bitbucket name and launching a number of new features for its Git-based services. Atlassian is also announcing three major new features to Bitbucket. The first is Git Mirroring, which will make it easier and faster for distributed teams to use Git. The second is support for large files — something Git has long struggled with — and the third is support for projects, which will make it much easier to organize complex Git repositories. It’s worth noting, though, that Bitbucket now competes with the likes of GitHub Enterprise and other enterprise Git services. Even Microsoft, after all, now offers Git support in its Team Foundation Server products.

2015. Code management service Bitbucket opens to third-party extensions

Bitbucket, Atlassian’s GitHub-like code management service, is getting a major update this week that now allows third-party tools to integrate their applications right into the service. Atlassian claims that this new Connect for Bitbucket feature will help developers get all the information they need to ship their code in one place without having to constantly switch between tools that aren’t integrated with each other. The company argues that there is no other product in the market that allows this kind of integration right into the product’s user interface. Some of the launch partners for this feature include code analytics services like StiltSoft and bitHound, cloud IDEs like Codeanywhere and Codio, and Sourcegraph‘s code search tool. In total, there are currently about a dozen plug-ins available.

2014. Atlassian brings Stash to large enterprises

Stash, Atlassian's software for Git-based code management, was basically focused on small teams. But today it is launching Stash Data Center, its Git solution for large enterprises. Unlike the regular Stash service, Stash Data Center can run on a cluster instead of a single server. Thanks to this, Stash can easily support 10,000 developers. For them, Stash Data Center will look and work exactly like the current version. They may notice fewer slowdowns, faster compile times and less downtime, but their daily workflows won’t change. Atlassian assumes that Stash Data Center users will install the service on their own clusters behind their firewalls. In the long run, it may also run on public clouds like AWS.