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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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

Springloops is the best tool for deployment to any environment. Especially, the auto-deployment feature on development servers is essential for the early stages of development. The built-in source control mechanisms are a perfect combination of ease of use and a rich feature set that allows the development team to have an easier and more complete view of each part of the project. A section that is lacking is time tracking - but then this is not the main usage of the service.
Dimitris Rakopoulos | 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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

  • Easy of use - clear user interface
  • Fast deployment to all environments
  • Great combination of source control and project management
Dimitris Rakopoulos | 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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

  • We would love to have a more flexible management for resources (users, storage)
  • More advanced web hooks would be a plus
Dimitris Rakopoulos | 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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

Buddy (formerly Springloops) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Apart from being a great versioning control system Springloops offers the options to automatically deploy code to multiple systems. This feature alone is a determining factor to renew Springloops over and over again. Another important factor is that it offers a full set of tools that help the team during the development cycle. No switching between time-tracking to project management. This is a real time-saver.
Dimitris Rakopoulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Subversion

No score
No answers yet
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Buddy (formerly Springloops)

Buddy (formerly Springloops) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, automatic deployments, comments on projects are only a few factors. Multiple servers per project is another must-have feature. User permissions and rights offer granular control on access to the system
Dimitris Rakopoulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Subversion

No score
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Buddy (formerly Springloops)

Buddy (formerly Springloops) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I rarely use it but when I need it the team is there. During the initial steps of Springloops, I had close contact with one of the founders. He provided support to me over Skype! He didn't have to but he did. We had a couple of long talks about some issues I was facing. He has there regardless of time. It was a great experience
Dimitris Rakopoulos | 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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

Springloops has a built-in feature that is lacking from Bitbucket (at least on the out-of-the-box functionality). Deployment of projects to various servers/development stages. The process is so easy and painless that even remote servers can act as local environments. This is a feature that differentiates Springloops from other solutions that require other tools to perform the same task.
Dimitris Rakopoulos | 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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

  • A total time saver - just commit changes and Springloops can handle the deployments
  • Total control of source code and commits - you never have to think about those things again
Dimitris Rakopoulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Subversion

General

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

Buddy (formerly Springloops)

General

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

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