Good Choice for a Code Repository
February 12, 2020

Good Choice for a Code Repository

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bitbucket

My department uses Bitbucket as a code repository for our eCommerce site. It is used exclusively by our Information Technology department within the company. This product allows my team to share code, merge code objects that were worked on by various developers, and even view the history of the code objects. It also integrates very well with Jira which makes collaboration even easier.
  • It integrates seamlessly with Jira allowing code repositories to be linked directly to projects / issues.
  • It merges code allowing for team collaboration.
  • The user community is not as vast as other Git products such as GitHub.
  • The UI could use some updating / improvements.
  • Bitbucket has helped our team collaborate on projects allowing them to work more cohesively.
  • Licensing for Bitbucket is per user, so it can be costly if not all users are using the product effectively.
I have used Tortoise SVN in the past with various teams. Tortoise SVN is open-source and has a lot of valuable functionality built in. That being said, Bitbucket is more user-friendly being that there is a decent user interface. The UI is not great, but it still makes working with the tool a good amount easier than a typical command-line interface.
The customer support provided by Atlassian (Bitbucket's parent company that also makes Jira, Confluence, etc.) is very helpful. They seem to be very concerned about any issues reported with their products and even just questions about functionality. They are constantly improving the products with new features in nearly every release. Plus they have a plethora of online documentation to reference.

Do you think Bitbucket delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Bitbucket's feature set?

Yes

Did Bitbucket live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Bitbucket go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Bitbucket again?

Yes

Bitbucket is particularly well suited for teams that need to collaborate on projects. I also highly recommend it for development teams that use Jira for projects and issue tracking since they integrate so nicely. It also allows for side-by-side comparison of code.

Although Bitbucket does allow merging of code, the conflicts have to be manually addressed which can be time consuming. If this is something you believe your team may encounter frequently, there might be better options.