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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Subversion

It's a relatively simple version control system so it works great for an individual or small team (less than 10 people). But if you have a medium to large team, especially one with members distributed over a large geographic area, or one where individuals need to be able to work "offline" without access to a central server, Apache Subversion will likely not be the best choice.
Also, if you're maintaining an open-source project where outside people will be interacting with your code repository, git is probably a better choice because it's becoming the de-facto standard these days and what most developers are familiar with.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Assembla

Assembla works well when you are working with multiple groups or entities. We dealt with different time zones, different levels of involvement with the projects, etc so this allows for us to have responses back in a quicker fashion. It also helps us clue in the appropriate people and rely less on following multiple email chains
Wendy Hamstra-Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Subversion

  • Revision control done properly - you have end to end visibility of all changes in the project.
  • Conflict resolution - visually highlighting the differences helps to track down the problem.
  • Being open source and very popular.
  • We are using SVN hosted in our network - it is very stable, we had almost zero downtime in 4 years.
  • Rollbacks are made simple and easy to use.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Assembla

  • Well designed real time reporting and auditing.
  • Scanning for secret key credentials and vulnerable component dependencies automatically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Subversion

  • Distributed development - I've never worked in an environment where distributed development (developers widely scattered geographically) was a factor, but that's why git exists.
  • Merging - Merging of code from one branch to another can be painful, especially if it's not done frequently. (On the other hand, doing merges is one of the reasons I get a nice salary, so I can't complain too much!)
  • Acceptance - Let's face it, git is what "all the cool kids are using." If you've got a bunch of developers fresh out of school, they'll probably know git and not Subversion.
Arthur Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Assembla

  • It should be easier to search for items by keyword.
  • Settings could be easier to manage--for instance I may want every update on projects that I manage but daily recaps on other workspaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion 3.1
Based on 2 answers
While there are interesting alternatives, such a GIT, Subversion has been a breath of fresh air compared to its predecessors like CVS or Microsoft Source Safe (now called Team Foundation Server). Its ease of use and high adoption rate is going to keep me using this product for years to come.
Scott Mitting | TrustRadius Reviewer

Assembla

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Apache Subversion

No score
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Assembla

Assembla 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We are pleased with the support provided by the Assembla team. The response was always rapid and to the point. They are using a ticketing system which seems to be very efficient. They helped us a lot when we encountered some serious problems when doing integration with our internal document management system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Subversion

We chose SVN over the other alternatives due to it having better tool support and integrations with our other development systems such as Atlassian Jira, and Bamboo. Developers are also more familiar with SVN and there are more resources available online if we ever run into any problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Assembla

Assembla was actually chosen by our vendor so we did not have a say in the selection. However, the product more than served the need we had for better distribution and completion of tasks. It has an easy to view interface, user friendly and efficient. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a way to manage ongoing projects.
Wendy Hamstra-Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Subversion

  • I cannot speak on ROI but Apache Subversion is definitely the best version control tool for a project of any size. It serves the user's purpose in a complete satisfactory way.
  • As it is open source, there is no need to spend any amount on it, which makes it an even more easier choice.
  • The most negative impact Apache Subversion can have on you is that you will not want to use any other version control tool after using it.
venkat nitin panaganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Assembla

  • We were able to spend less time tracking down the status of projects.
  • We could become more self-sufficient on reviewing prior resolutions to help with current problems.
  • Tasks were responded to quickly because we did not have to email one person, wait for an out of office email and then try someone else. Our task got assigned to the next available person.
Wendy Hamstra-Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Subversion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Assembla

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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