Every software developer/programmer and CTO knows the importance of source control or revision control systems. An obvious perk is such systems allow you to securely store your code in a safe place. A source control system allows programmers to experiment with new features without worrying about damaging the existing program.

Bitbucket is the perfect collaborative revision control service for developer teams of all sizes from all around the world. In fact, Bitbucket Cloud is labeled as the Git solution for professional teams. It provides you with everything you need to take your code from being a concept on paper to a smart solution for your customers.

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You may already use GitHub to manage to work on a large codebase, but Bitbucket makes more than a worthy competitor to efficiently and creatively manage and collaborate on code.

Bitbucket Cloud and Bitbucket Server

Bitbucket offers you two options: Bitbucket Cloud and Bitbucket Server.

Users can enjoy flexible deployment models for teams of all sizes and needs. They can host their projects in the Bitbucket cloud or manage it on their own servers. Bitbucket is free for individuals and organizations with five users or less. Bitbucket Cloud has several plan options depending on your team size: for 10 users you need to pay $10 per month while for unlimited users you pay $200 per month. Bitbucket Server plans are categorized as small teams, growing teams and enterprise teams. The one-time payment for each of these plans depends on the number of users your team has.

Free private repositories

Bitbucket users get access to unlimited free private repositories for themselves and their teams to use.

Better code review

Bitbucket Cloud code review allows teams to deliver high-quality software quickly and efficiently. Using Bitbucket’s pull requests feature one can facilitate code reviews, create superior code and share knowledge among team members.

Granular access control

Bitbucket’s branch permissions feature provides granular access control for teams, ensuring the right users can make the right changes to the project code.

Inline discussions

Team members can collaborate with one another right within the code using features like inline comments, threaded conversations, and mentions.

Importing repositories

It’s a straightforward process to import your repositories from GitHub.

Mercurial support

Another reason why you should use Bitbucket: support for projects using Mercurial, which is a free, distributed source control management system like Git.

Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) are currently offered in Bitbucket Cloud; they both secure your Bitbucket account by requiring a second confirmation, in addition to your password.

JIRA Integration

Bitbucket and JIRA software can be seamlessly integrated from branch to deployment. From within JIRA, you can create Bitbucket branches without leaving Bitbucket. You can track the health and status of your next release from the first day of development in JIRA Software’s Release Hub. This is a great integration feature to make sure there are no inconsistencies or launch risks prior to the code’s launch day.

Bitbucket offers you a lot more than the nine features listed above. Bitbucket’s unique customizations and integrations make it easier and faster for you and your team to build better software. More than 9 Lakh teams and 50 Lakh developers around the globe are using Bitbucket today, therefore, you should too. Start coding like a professional using Bitbucket now.

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Publish date: December 23, 2016 3:44 pm| Modified date: December 29, 2016 2:13 pm

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