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    Overview

    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.

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    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."

    Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is a tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

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    Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia,
    Intuit, Disney, Nvidia, Ubisoft, Samsung, Vmware, Adidas, Pixar, salesforce.com, EA
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    Comms Service Provider18%
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    Large Enterprise63%
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    Large Enterprise55%
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    Atlassian SourceTree is ranked 4th in Version Control with 2 reviews while Helix Core is ranked 11th in Version Control. Atlassian SourceTree is rated 8.6, while Helix Core is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Atlassian SourceTree writes "User-friendly, easy to scale, and it helps to fix problems with our code repository". On the other hand, Atlassian SourceTree is most compared with GitHub, Bitbucket, Git and Bitbucket Server, whereas Helix Core is most compared with GitHub, Git, Surround SCM, IBM Rational ClearCase and Bitbucket Server.

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