Bitbucket Software


Bitbucket is a collaborative Git solution that allows users to review codes with pull requests. Users can have discussions with coders in the source code with inline comments. The software provides a multi-deployment option as it can be hosted in the cloud or on-premise.

Configuration as code enables developers to manage their own delivery workflows. Users can configure Bitbucket pipelines by adding a bitbucket-pipelines.yml file to the root of a repository. Bitbucket pipelines show build statuses automatically on branches, commits and pull requests.

Branch permissions provide limited access controls to team members, so that only users with knowledge of editing codes can make changes to the code. Users can analyze the changes in repositories with unified or side-by-side views while reviewing codes.

The solution integrates with other applications such as JIRA, Hipchat, Bamboo and trello. Support is provided via an online forum, email and phone. Pricing is per user per month.



522 Reviews of Bitbucket

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4.55 / 5 stars

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April 2018

Haja from GingerTea Tech

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

A Smooth and Savvy Git Repository -

Atlassian Bitbucket is a smooth, intuitive, low-profile and very capable git repository. It functions exactly how you would want it to and can be considered a solid alternative, or addition to GitHub. The user interface and functionality have been markedly improved from previous versions, which were slightly less forgiving for newer developers. It was always a good product, and now it is even better, with continuous improvement and wonderful new beta features being added regularly. I love this platform and I'm anticipating the opportunity to test out the new features and see where they will go in the future.

Pros

Atlassian Bitbucket has a clean, user friendly interface. You can store full code, team projects, as well as code snippets, and search your code. There is support for large files. Bitbucket has easily accessible links with tutorials and tricks to get started, even at the very basic beginner level. It is fully collaborative for development teams with variable needs. The best advantage of this platform over GitHub is it allows for private code repositories in the free model. You can control access to your code with public or private repos, and even fine tune access control with additional rules and extensions on the premium mode. There are tons of excellent integrations, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Python, Visual Studio, Circle CI. and more. New beta features seem to be added regularly. The free model is great and the upgrades are reasonably priced. This is a well-rounded, excellently performing, continuously expanding code hosting platform that is well-suited to support your individual or team projects.

Cons

Previously, there was a slight learning curve in the processes, but this has been smoothed out. There are no real cons that I can think of, except that the open-source social celebrity aspects of GitHub are not a prominent feature here. However, if you are not looking for these aspects, you will likely be very happy with all of the features which are included to support your building endeavors.

September 2017

Valerio from Wallace Solution

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

The best way to manage git repositories for businesses

It allowed us to organize the work of our development team, dividing each task into a different branch. Our development team was able to work with GIT in a more intuitive way. The breakthrough curve for new employees also drastically decreased allowing them to adapt to our workflow more efficiently.

Pros

One of the strengths of Bitbucket is its ease of use and its great integration with the Atlassian environment. In our company we integrated it with the JIRA incident handler and it worked very well.

With Bitbucket you can configure the permissions of each team member, this is of great help so that only authorized people can modify the most important branches of the project. It is also very easy to adapt the software to the company workflow.

By integrating it with JIRA, we can create a branch for each issue that must be handled by our development team. At the end of an incident you can create a "pull request" so that other team members can review the job.

It is an essential software for us and we recommend it extensively.

Cons

Although it sounds hard to believe, our team has not found a single negative point for Bitbucket. So far it has proved to work according to our expectations.

Perhaps we could say that for very large teams the costs rise very fast, so in some cases this can be considered as something negative.

June 2018

Yaruby from CONSIS (Consultoria de Sistemas)

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Web data repository that allows optimal management, planning and code collaboration.

Pros

1- Bitbucket is a web repository that provides optimal management and planning of the code of a project, while integrating versioning tools (Git), which provides greater integrity of the project information.
Including Git in the web repository, it is possible for the developer to be more easily aware of the changes used in the different modules of the project, as well as to make better use of the time spent on the work performed.
2- In addition, Bitbucket offers the alternative of including collaborators in the code that is being worked on, giving the possibility of establishing permission on the same collaborators and on the different branches of the versioned project.
3- This tool also allows creating unlimited private repositories for free and it is also possible to create different development groups on these repositories depending on the characteristics of the project.
4-In addition, Bitbucket allows the development of code both from the web and from the IDE of the developer's preference. It is possible to import the project initially from the IDE and perform code updates from the web, all thanks to the inclusion of Git in the repository. In this sense Bitbucket grants great freedom of management of code development and remote collaboration of other developers.

Cons

1- Bitbucket is not intuitive, which can hinder the use of this tool when interacting with it at the beginning.
2- It does not have an official client for Linux, leaving it out of the support of the tool.

February 2019

Gurleen from Tech Mahindra

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2019

Bitbucket - A web-based version control repository.

Bitbucket is a smarter way to write and deliver the code. Build Integration icon also shows the result for your complied code. Two step-verification is lengthy but surely make you safe from non authentic people for digging into your code. Merge check is a premium feature in cloud version but is really one of my favorite feature as it save my lot of time.

Pros

Atlassian Bitbucket is one of the most popular web based version control repository. Managing code and project are simple with the help of it. We also use Git repository for some projects. Pull requests for facilitate code review also help in improving the coding and help in knowledge sharing with in the team. Code search is also an excellent feature which save time and help us to reach the right code in short time. The Bitbucket pipelines cares for your code from coding to till release. Storing the large media file is also easy with help of Git LFS. Diff views improved in the latest version and we don't need any third party tools for review the side-by-side code changes. Third party tool integrations is also improving day by day.

Cons

Bitbucket self hosted is complex to deploy and need assistant from experts as bad practices in branching can end up with the a lot of troubles. Managing different collaboration is complex so I prefer working on same branch. The free version is good to practice the things but they should also remove some limitation from it.

August 2018

Sean from Fresh Consulting

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

A solid code repository/versioning system with all the right features

I use Bitbucket on a daily basis to manage and interact with 50+ repositories within my teams for various projects.

Pros

I love how simple Bitbucket is to create a new repository, get code into it, and start working with a standardized git system. The code review tools make it easy to call out other users for comments, make inline recommendations, as well as keep a high level general discussion. Bitbucket can also integrate with Bamboo and Slack, which makes for a robust build and notification system for your CI/CD pipeline without needing to install Jenkins. You can also setup SSH keys and groups to ensure the appropriate team members get access to your code. On a final note, Bitbucket allows you to have private repositories under their free plan, which github does not. This can be valuable for startups getting off the ground.

Cons

Occasionally the Bitbucket service has some degraded performance and accessibility times without a clear explanation as to why. The Bitbucket team does a good job and communicating these issues to the public. The occurrence of these issues is sporadic, but not frequent enough to be a major hinderance to work.

March 2018

Ramakrishna from Sharp

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Simple and Good UI - Very good integration with other attlassain products like JIRA and Confluence.

It is a very good version controlling system to maintain our code with proper reviews and comments, after reviewing the code we can reject and again we can approve without any difficulties.

Pros

1) It is having a very good version controlling system and with this we can commit the code and review and also check for the history. Inline discussions of code which allows for easy collaboration. This allows our senior developers to mentor newer developers and coach them in better ways to code.
2) It works perfectly as a remote repository, and it as a good UI and also I can have unlimited private repositories.
3. The ultimate thing is I can able to view Bitbucket information directly in JIRA has been a great help to me to do the things much faster.

Cons

Its hard to say anything negative about Bitbucket . There is a very little amount of a learning curve is required to the developers who doesn't have familiar with source control platforms.
It is a little kind of difficult to setup you encryption keys in the beginning because there are so many things that you see in the UI.

October 2018

Vignesh from Cognizant

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Complete control on your Code with Better than GITHUB

BitBucket acted as one of the best version control software in both financial and technical perspectives. And helped my team to organize the repository as per the client needs.

Pros

BitBucket is the excellent version control with enterprise features that are missing in Github in multiple places specifically on the safety and reliability. Easier to customize the repository settings to edit the user roles and permission set, that allows me to take the full control of my repository. And works better with JIRA, so I can easily identify the number of code changes done for the specific issue to fix it and also the SourceTree client tool for Mac Client that supports easier code management without any hassles.

Cons

The Pull Request system needs to updated to handle the MergeConflicts directly in the web portal instead of going back to the source code in the native client to modify the changes. And also the desktop companion SourceTree need to fixed in lots of places like file status and fetching the multiple request for the different branches.

January 2018

devaun from Blackdog consulting LLc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Pull request process makes git so easy!

POWER over your sourcecode! See all, from any branch, any commit, any code review. Linkage to Jira.

Pros

PULL Request! As a software professional, I use git as the source code management. The thing about bitbucket is the seamless integration of "gitflow" or similar processes with Jira. Say I pull a bug from Jira. I create a branch, develop the fix, commit. Now, here is the best part: Pull request. I create a pul request and invite my peers to review. My peers can make comments, approve or mark as needing more work. We can merge into branches, see the source code for any prior branch. This software is so powerful, it is the best SCMS support software out there!

MERGING! So there is an amazing feature of bitbucket: Pull requests can be used for merges. Pick the source branch, say 18.01. Then, you need to merge to 18.02...just create a pul request. It will show you the differences, and be a excellent tool for the team to track merging.

June 2018

Gerson from CorpBID

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Controller of high level versions, an option among the most used.

Excellent tool for version control and error handling, allowing the integration between various tools and collaboration with teams, a great alternative that is worth trying.

Pros

When one is a software developer, it is essential that a version control tool be used to maintain the integrity of our code and avoid the loss of work and progress in the face of errors that arise, and here Bitbucket enters, an interesting alternative to the most used tools, its main attraction is that it allows you to choose git or mercurial to control the versions, offers excellent funconalidades for error control, you can integrate with Google Analytics, and its main strength is that it allows you an unlimited number of private repositories which gives you total freedom to upload as many projects as you want, you and your team can work at ease and enjoy this excellent tool.

Cons

Although I mentioned previously accounts with an unlimited number of private repositories, the disadvantage is that when the free versions of Bitbucket limit only 5 collaborators in each project and users who need a larger number of these will have to switch to a subscription plan .

October 2018

Sanchita from Amdocs

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Bitbuket - The enterprise level GIT repositories

BitBucket is helping use in managing the code and deploying the system in a quick way. Configuration management is possible with third party software like JIRA. Power of the tool can be understand when you start working on it and making the things easy for you.

Pros

Bitbucket is enterprise level GIT services provider with provide the web repository for manage the code. It user interface is very simple and easy to understand. Version Control also make it simple and merging the code also become an easy task. Managing permission in web based environment is also remove the confusion when you same console in different environment. Code review and other operation can be also take it form web-based interface. Integrity of Bitbucket with other DevOps is also great and encourage for management for pick this up as version controlling.

Cons

There a some learning curves in it as a new feature come in their is no demo for it and add with just a small note and a documentation which make that feature completely out of the league. Setup is also little confusing as you have to set up the security and permission in the beginning of the setup.

November 2018

Abhinav from OATI

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

A web-based version control repository for GIT & Mercurail.

Atlassian Bitbucket is one of the best version control tool. Smart Mirroring which provide the GIT clone for distributed teams working with the large repositories as Smart Mirroring just take minutes to clone it.

Pros

Atlassian Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository for GIT & Mercurail. It provide the version management and make the release easy and manageable. 2-Step authentication also make it secure and only allow authentic user to get in. IP whitelisting also enhance the level of security of bitbucket. Merge Check feature also make it simple and easy to do merger operations with some predefined merge templates. Add on integrity with other tool is also good and make it worth when you use in the enterprise environment.

Cons

If your always looking for private repositories then bitbucket a good choice. A good speed internet in also necessity. I had face some feature are unable for a point of time but when I check it's again it's show available.

January 2019

Matthew from Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

BitBucket: An excellent tool for maintaining your code repositories

We use BitBucket to store our automation test code. With many people pushing code to these repositories around the globe, BitBucket makes it easy to determine who pushed what into where, making debugging who broke our code easy. We haven't had any problems using BitBucket for our business needs!

Pros

As with most Atlassian products, BitBucket is very easy to use. It's easy to navigate through the app to find exactly what you are looking for. You are not overloaded with information on the screen, but the information you are given is extremely useful. This makes for a great user experience! Similarly, it's very easy to give users the permissions you want them to have on the repos you own. Moving through and maintaining all of your repositories is a breeze with BitButcket!

Cons

If you aren't familiar with Atlassian products and how their UI is laid out, it might take you a day or two to get familiar with the app. Once you get it, though, it's easy to navigate!

August 2018

Jacob from Image In A Box

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Perfect platform for hosting sourcecode

We use Bitbucket every day to manage our source code and we use the pipelines feature to handle deployment. Bitbucket integrates really well with just about every piece of software with an API. It's much cheaper than some other options (especially if you want private repositories) and it is just as robust. The interface is clean and polished. I highly recommend it!

Pros

Bitbucket's most competitive feature is the built-in integration with Atlassian's other products as well as their pricing for private repositories (their free). I love how easy it is to set up continuous delivery for our products via Bitbucket Pipelines. I also really love how the interface isn't distracting, there is very little extraneous content to distract you from the project you are viewing.

Cons

I don't have much negative to say about Bitbucket. It can sometimes be hard to find things if you are working in an account that isn't set up well...but if you set up your organization correctly, it's not an issue.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

No major difference with GitHub. Cheaper for big teams though

Actually, when we moved to ButBucket from GitHub we didn't find much more new feature that we could use. The biggest advantage we got is money savings on hosted edition.

Pros

Reach set of functions for collaboration when writing software code. In particular, ability to comment code inline in merge requests using MarkDown (this is great for providing formatted examples). I also love ability to configure permissions in flexible way, so different user groups are allowed to perform particular operations on particular repositories. E.g. some users can just read some repository, other can also push the code, trusted reviewers group can vote to enable merge request for merging.

Cons

It is complicated to create pre-filled merge request templates (opposite to GitHub).
In order to implement behavior so merge request have pre-filled description, labels, etc., you'll need to make a piece of average complexity scripting work.

November 2018

Nadusha from EIGHT25MEDIA

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Best solution if you're working as a team

I'm a software engineer and I've been using bitbucket from the very first days of my dev life and I haven't encountered many problems using this. the same company offers you many tools that you can use along with this. and the customer support is exceptional

Pros

I've been using bitbucket for more than 3 years now and I love working with this. when you're working as a team or a company , this is the best one you could use . There are alternatives too, but this tool has more support any other tool. Specially the customer support they offer. And there are tools like Jira which is from the same company , so that's extra support. And the user interfaces are very simple and even a beginner can just "plug -n - play " it from the very first day.

Cons

sometimes there are some problems with logging in to the account and sometimes you have to retry a couple of times when you're performing an action. other than that this is all fine.

November 2018

Zack from Homesite Insurance

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Bitbucket, could be better

Bitbucket does the job, but it just barely squeaks by. There is so much more opportunity that it hasn't drilled into yet. They need to take note from other platforms and dumb things down a bit.

Pros

Bitbucket is a pretty good source control software. It's easy to integrate features into Jira and Confluence (if you are using those). It provides a clean interface for code merges and code pull requests. You can integrate a release plan into the software as well if you want to automate any of your release schedule.

Cons

Other source control platforms are just better, period. The amount of customization and team features that others have is just superior. Like a lot of Atlassian products, Bitbucket feels clunky and seems to be trying to solve too many problems, but not well. It doesn't allow for statistics for commit and user usage either. Bitbucket should stop over complicating things and go back to the basics of what users want.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

It is very easy and comfortable to use and it has everything you ask for managing GIT repositories.

The biggest benefit is you get everything you need in software development in one place, from project management al the way to Continues Integration and Delivery. That saves a lot of time and energy in setting up and putting together different software together to get a full development ecosystem.

Pros

The pricing model is a plus. You get unlimited private and public repos for free for a team of 5 which makes sense for a pilot team that reviewing or experimenting GIT for migration purposes. And for side-kick projects with your friends, that is enough for most cases.
It has a built-in pipeline which also has a free tier so you can start out free to review how the bitbucket CI pipeline works and if it is something you need/like.
You can create projects or teams or organizations even under free tier which is great for controlling access (makes lots of sense for startups).
And you can pretty good UI, pretty standard issue tracking system (in which you can have triggers), other standard GIT features like pull requests/wiki, etc.
And another nice thing is that it has built-in integration to Trello (Trello is owned by Atlassian now.) for project management purpose.

Cons

One of the things I miss on BitBucket is the social coding concept that Github mastered, not many public repositories due to the pricing model I guess. So if you are starting or creating an opensource project, Bitbucket is probably not the one you want.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great Github Alternative Especially for Private Repos

Github is the standard for open source projects, but if you want private repos, they charge money. Bitbucket is a great free alternative for private repos (or public if you want) and works exceptionally well with Jira.

Pros

I like that is is free to use even with private repositories. Sometimes you do not want everyone seeing what you are working on. For example, if it is a secret project or your company's website source. Bitbucket is great for this. Fairly easy to figure out and looks like all the other Atlassian products. This also integrates well with most any other software such as Slack, Email, and especially Jira. You can have Jira tasks automatically link to or create branches. This is nice to keep track of what task goes with what branch. Works seamlessly.

Cons

I wish there was more data like Github has about how many commits in the last week/month/year without needing any integrations.

May 2018

Aaron from Thrive Web Designs

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

We are Bitbucket junkies!

Github was our gateway drug until we got hooked on Bitbucket. Atlassian does a tremendous job of making Git repository management, projects, keys etc as simply as they can be. The unlimited private repos lured us but it was the ease of use and great documentation that kept us. Great work!

Pros

Github was our gateway drug until we got hooked on Bitbucket. Atlassian does a tremendous job of making Git repository management, projects, keys etc as simply as they can be. The unlimited private repos lured us but it was the ease of use and great documentation that kept us. Great work!

Cons

The only limitation that we've found so far is repository size limit - 1GB soft and 2GB hard limit. Atlassian does point out that anything larger than 1GB should really be handled more appropriately and fair point - sometimes though, that limit does get in the way. When deadlines and budgets push in, can't always do it the "correct" way. =)

January 2019

chris from Nexus Vehicle Management

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

helped us to visualise software changes

It has given us huge benefits compared to using Subversion without any kind of visual interface. Just being able to easily see how my commits behind my branch is so that I can update it saves me so much time.

Pros

Moving from Subversion to GIT and bitbucket was a big change but it has really worked out for us as a team. We also find it much easier to put code live and like how the cloud version can link into Jira so we can see instantly which code has been commited for each task. Makes it much easier for code reviewing. I also feel a lot more confident putting things live.

If you have big projects near 1GB its much faster using the local version rather than the cloud version.

Cons

In the local install version (not cloud) to allow the Jira links to work we would have to open up our firewall too much so would be nice to find a solution to this.