Assembla vs. Mercurial

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Assembla
Score 6.1 out of 10
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Assembla, headquartered in Weston, Massachusetts, is a source code management and version control solution now supported by Idera (acquired 2018).N/A
Mercurial
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It handles projects of any size and boasts an easy and intuitive interface. Mercurial handles projects of any size and kind. Every clone contains the whole project history, so most actions are local, fast and convenient. Mercurial supports a multitude of workflows and can enhance its functionality with extensions.N/A
Pricing
AssemblaMercurial
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
AssemblaMercurial
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
AssemblaMercurial
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AssemblaMercurial
Likelihood to Recommend
Idera Software
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
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Open Source
If you generally think that to develop software you have to choose one repository, then in my opinion you have to choose between Mercurial and Git, there is not other solution. Mercurial also has a good merge tool which i can recommend. This gives you the flexibility to push just the "part of the feature", and is much better suited in the case where the "part of feature" and some other "part of the feature" both contain changes to the same file.
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Pros
Idera Software
  • Assembla assists in the workload balancing of our programmers.
  • We are able to use Assembla to manage sprints and sprint planning in our agile format.
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Open Source
  • Branch
  • Distributed architecture
  • Stable
  • Platform independent
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Cons
Idera Software
  • The ability to export the tasks or run metrics on them.
  • Mobile ability.
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Open Source
  • Integration with visual studio
  • More integrated tools
  • When I install Mercurial I always have to do a hard restart of my computer.
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Alternatives Considered
Idera Software
We selected Assembla because the ticket functionality worked well with our agile planning format that we use company wide.
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Open Source
When we chose Mercurial it was more popular from perspectives than Git and we have too many problems with the Microsoft team foundation solution. We also want to move from a centralized version of source control to a distributed one. We also were working more and more via the Internet with our source control so distributed version was only solution.
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Return on Investment
Idera Software
  • 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.
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Open Source
  • Improve time in merging
  • Branching enables us to keep separate version per customer
  • Good tool for programmers is sometimes a reason to stay
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