Azure DevOps vs Bitbucket

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Azure DevOps vs Bitbucket: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure DevOps as "Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software". Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support. On the other hand, Bitbucket is detailed as "One place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private repositories". Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.

Azure DevOps belongs to "Integrated Development Environment Tools" category of the tech stack, while Bitbucket can be primarily classified under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".

Some of the features offered by Azure DevOps are:

  • Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
  • Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
  • Git: free private repositories, pull requests

On the other hand, Bitbucket provides the following key features:

  • Unlimited private repositories, charged per user
  • Best-in-class Jira integration
  • Built-in CI/CD

"Complete and powerful" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure DevOps over the competitors, whereas "Free private repos" was stated as the key factor in picking Bitbucket.

Pandora, CircleCI, and PayPal are some of the popular companies that use Bitbucket, whereas Azure DevOps is used by simplement-e, Proactima Solutions AS, and Poq. Bitbucket has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1735 company stacks & 1450 developers stacks; compared to Azure DevOps, which is listed in 69 company stacks and 65 developer stacks.

Decisions about Azure DevOps and Bitbucket
Weverton Timoteo

Do you review your Pull/Merge Request before assigning Reviewers?

If you work in a team opening a Pull Request (or Merge Request) looks appropriate. However, have you ever thought about opening a Pull/Merge Request when working by yourself? Here's a checklist of things you can review in your own:

  • Pick the correct target branch
  • Make Drafts explicit
  • Name things properly
  • Ask help for tools
  • Remove the noise
  • Fetch necessary data
  • Understand Mergeability
  • Pass the message
  • Add screenshots
  • Be found in the future
  • Comment inline in your changes

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Weverton Timoteo

One of the magic tricks git performs is the ability to rewrite log history. You can do it in many ways, but git rebase -i is the one I most use. With this command, It’s possible to switch commits order, remove a commit, squash two or more commits, or edit, for instance.

It’s particularly useful to run it before opening a pull request. It allows developers to “clean up” the mess and organize commits before submitting to review. If you follow the practice 3 and 4, then the list of commits should look very similar to a task list. It should reveal the rationale you had, telling the story of how you end up with that final code.

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SterlingNG

We needed to introduce DevOps framework into our Solution delivery space . The first assignment is to choose the right tools that will fit into our environment and also take advantage of our existing investment. We decided to go for Azure DevOps because we can use our existing subscriptions of Azure to power it.

The main reason I prefer Azure DevOps is because of the completeness of the offering. It’s not just a way to get your code deployed. They’ve got bug tracking, testing, integration to lots of other tools, fantastic documentation and more. It’s a very complete solution with a huge amount of flexibility. You can work with it completely in the cloud, or in a hybrid way with some work done locally and some in the cloud. It makes it really easy to integrate with international teams, remote work, and tons more.

Having an integrated solution is a little easier than trying to stitch together multiple disparate tools. It may not be best of breed in every category, but you have a very complete, and reasonably mature, set of tools to work with, making implementing it very easy and very effective. Today, we are more productive with Version Control Management, Continuous Integration, Automated Release and Provisioning. We deliver faster and rollback safely. No more firefighting.

Oladipupo Oluremi(Head, Enterprise Architecture, DevOps & Quality Assurance)

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Pros of Azure DevOps
Pros of Bitbucket
  • 54
    Complete and powerful
  • 31
    Huge extension ecosystem
  • 27
    Azure integration
  • 26
    One Stop Shop For Build server, Project Mgt, CDCI
  • 25
    Flexible and powerful
  • 15
    Everything I need. Simple and intuitive UI
  • 13
    Support Open Source
  • 8
    Integrations
  • 7
    GitHub Integration
  • 6
    Cost free for Stakeholders
  • 6
    Project Mgmt Features
  • 6
    One 4 all
  • 5
    Runs in the cloud
  • 5
    Crap
  • 3
    Agent On-Premise(Linux - Windows)
  • 2
    Aws integration
  • 2
    Jenkins Integration
  • 2
    Link Test Cases to Stories
  • 1
    GCP Integration
  • 905
    Free private repos
  • 398
    Simple setup
  • 347
    Nice ui and tools
  • 341
    Unlimited private repositories
  • 240
    Affordable git hosting
  • 123
    Integrates with many apis and services
  • 119
    Reliable uptime
  • 86
    Nice gui
  • 84
    Pull requests and code reviews
  • 58
    Very customisable
  • 16
    Mercurial repositories
  • 14
    SourceTree integration
  • 11
    JIRA integration
  • 10
    Track every commit to an issue in JIRA
  • 8
    Deployment hooks
  • 8
    Best free alternative to Github
  • 7
    Automatically share repositories with all your teammates
  • 7
    Compatible with Mac and Windows
  • 6
    Source Code Insight
  • 5
    Price
  • 5
    Login with Google
  • 5
    Create a wiki
  • 5
    Approve pull request button
  • 4
    Customizable pipelines
  • 4
    #2 Atlassian Product after JIRA
  • 3
    Unlimited Private Repos at no cost
  • 3
    Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • 3
    Also supports Mercurial
  • 2
    Teamcity
  • 2
    Mercurial Support
  • 2
    IAM
  • 2
    Issues tracker
  • 2
    IAM integration
  • 2
    Academic license program
  • 2
    Multilingual interface
  • 2
    Open source friendly

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Cons of Azure DevOps
Cons of Bitbucket
  • 7
    Still dependant on C# for agents
  • 4
    Many in devops disregard MS altogether
  • 4
    Not a requirements management tool
  • 4
    Capacity across cross functional teams not visibile
  • 4
    Half Baked
  • 3
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • 3
    Poor Jenkins integration
  • 2
    Tedious for test plan/case creation
  • 19
    Not much community activity
  • 17
    Difficult to review prs because of confusing ui
  • 15
    Quite buggy
  • 10
    Managed by enterprise Java company
  • 8
    CI tool is not free of charge
  • 7
    Complexity with rights management
  • 6
    Only 5 collaborators for private repos
  • 4
    Slow performance
  • 2
    No AWS Codepipelines integration
  • 1
    No more Mercurial repositories
  • 1
    No server side git-hook support

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What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support.

What is Bitbucket?

Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.

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