Atlassian SourceTree vs Bitbucket Server comparison

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We performed a comparison between Atlassian SourceTree and Bitbucket Server based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"The interface is very good and is easy to use. It tells you when you've committed, when you've uploaded, and gives you the differences."

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"Bitbucket Server is easy to use. You can use other applications to access it, or you can use it to access the internet. You can use solutions, such as Sourcetree, which is free, and put it on your development system and use it to do the check-in, checkouts, and those type of operations. It is nice, but some other developers may agree.""The most valuable feature of this solution is server management.""Integration of Bitbucket with JIRA & Bamboo is well done by Atlassian."

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"I have had a food experience with Atlassian SourceTree but it might not be for everyone."

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"Some of the capabilities that I am looking for from a command line are not really available.""Instead of providing only raw features and plugins, Atlassian should provide a ready-to-use integration of both choices to incorporate "trunk-based" development."

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  • "Atlassian SourceTree is a free solution."
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  • "There is a cost to use this solution but it is based on how many users are using it. If you have 50 users or 1,000 users the price will be very different."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the ability to fix a broken repository merge.
    Top Answer:For everyday use, I am more comfortable using the command line interface, rather than using SourceTree. The way our system works for software deployment, having to install this product is… more »
    Top Answer:If anybody was considering this tool, I would be expecting that they would really evaluate it and know what the functionalities are ahead of time. There are other tools that are similar, so make sure… more »
    Top Answer:Bitbucket Server is easy to use. You can use other applications to access it, or you can use it to access the internet. You can use solutions, such as Sourcetree, which is free, and put it on your… more »
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    Atlassian SourceTree is a graphical user interface (GUI) desktop client that facilitates user interaction with Git repositories. SourceTree provides a visual interface that is easy to use and intuitive. It allows developers to save a lot of command lines when working with Git.

    The tool is free and works as a Git client for Windows and Mac OS. You can visualize and manage your repositories via the simple GUI. The client offers an efficient and consistent development process for Git and Mercurial.

    Atlassian SourceTree Key Features

    • Branch management: Typically, managing branches is a time-consuming and tedious process for project managers and developers. With SourceTree, you can switch working copies with a single click. You can also see where you are compared with the version in the repository, alerting you to push or pull.

    • Working copy: Developers who work using the command line often lack visibility. Access the “working copy” section to see the difference between your local copy and the version in the Git repository. This feature allows you to see exactly what has changed.

    • Branch history: the History section displays the full history of the branch, displaying each commit and file change. This feature enables smooth version control.

    • GitFlow: GitFlow organizes the workflow, streamlining parallel code changes and reducing merge conflicts.

    Atlassian SourceTree Benefits

    • Any level user can use SourceTree: beginners and experts benefit from the visibility and streamlined workflows of SourceTree. Beginners benefit from the simplified version control. Experts can review changesets and stash and pick between branches. Senior programmers can customize changeset and stashes, apply patches, rebase or shelve changesets. The tool offers detailed tutorials to help beginners and experts start quickly. Other benefits for beginners include easy access to commands with one click and simplified distributed version control.

    • Code visibility: the visualization of the Git process enables users to manage large projects with multiple branches and commits. SourceTree automatically tracks the activity of your code. It also features bookmarks where you can see a summarized view of all projects and repositories. Therefore, you can check a specific branch or commit with a single click. Finally, it features detailed branching diagrams that make it easy to follow the process.

    • Git and Hg support: the fully-featured GUI supports Git and Mercurial, offering a consistent development process from the start. You can also use SourceTree for a project on Github. Start by creating the project on Github, then connect it to the SourceTree software.

    • Free: the SourceTree tool is free to use, even for commercial uses, without buying a license.

    • Supports Git LFS: users can track large assets and submit code from a single dashboard.

    • Subordinated modules: you can use submodules for hand-picked dependencies and manage and group projects.

    Atlassian SourceTree Use Cases

    • Check-in and check-out code using the client-side application.
    • You can also use SourceTree to repair broken Git repositories because you can easily detect mistakes at a glance.
    • The simple and intuitive user interface allows users to search for and clone remote repositories.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A Program Manager/Engineer at a government says, "The most valuable feature is the ability to fix a broken repository merge… This product has helped because we have been able to fix problems when our code repository breaks."

    Stash has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

    Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

    For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

    Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia,
    Netflix, Nasa, Rakuten, Best Buy, Philips, Nordstrom, Intuit, Zillow, Citi.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Atlassian SourceTree is ranked 5th in Version Control with 1 review while Bitbucket Server is ranked 3rd in Version Control with 3 reviews. Atlassian SourceTree is rated 9.0, while Bitbucket Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Atlassian SourceTree writes "Helpful interface, simple installation, and free to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Bitbucket Server writes "Good management for version control, with a helpful community". Atlassian SourceTree is most compared with GitHub, Bitbucket, Git, AWS CodeCommit and IBM Rational ClearCase, whereas Bitbucket Server is most compared with Bitbucket, AWS CodeCommit, Liquibase, IBM Rational ClearCase and GitHub.

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