If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Bitbucket, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would advise getting some Git training. Something like 85% of all developers use Git. So it's like the defacto standard for source control. Bitbucket is a brand of Git that has some nice features on top of the core functionality. The biggest lesson learned was, we should've done a little bit more training for the developers. It was very informal and should've probably been more formal, not necessarily sending everybody to university or a class, but a little more hand-holding. I would rate it an eight out of ten. I give it this rating because there was the integration with the other tools.
I would have given Atlassian a nine out of 10, but because of the technical support issues and pricing, I would give them a seven out of 10 rating. I wouldn't even complain about the cost but they really need to improve their support model.
This solution is good and it covers all our needs. Periodically, I receive announcements from Atlassian, mostly concerning the security features. They are fixing the newly discovered vulnerabilities and also, there are some other improvements in the features. Normally, I am not affected by the new features because we don't require them. My advice is to start using this solution because it works very well and we are very satisfied with the functionality. If somebody knows how to configure git for libraries then they can implement Bitbucket as well. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
We use the cloud deployment model. We use the solution pretty extensively, but it depends on the client and the project. I'd suggest those considering implementing the solution try all the functionalities in the trial period. That way you can decide if it will work for your projects. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
My advice to others would be that, if they are looking for a stable on-premises solution, Bitbucket is the obvious choice. They can even use it if they are looking for a cloud solution, but we have a restriction that we have to run it on-premises. Therefore I think it's the smallest, best solution for us. I think it's worth paying for the extra features because otherwise you end up spending a lot of time configuring open source products. On a scale from one to 10, I rate Bitbucket a nine.
On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight. I love this product, so actually eight may actually not be good enough for the rating. On the other hand, there is a lot that could be incorporated or improved.
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