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Bitbucket vs TortoiseSVN: What are the differences?

Developers describe Bitbucket 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. On the other hand, TortoiseSVN is detailed as "The coolest interface to (Sub)version control". It is a really easy to use Revision control / version control / source control software for Windows. It is based on Apache™ Subversion (SVN)®; TortoiseSVN provides a nice and easy user interface for Subversion.Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like, and with any type of file.

Bitbucket and TortoiseSVN can be primarily classified as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools.

Some of the features offered by Bitbucket are:

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

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

  • Easy to use. all commands are available directly from the Windows Explorer
  • Powerful commit dialog. integrated spell checker for log messages
  • Per project settings

TortoiseSVN is an open source tool with 39 GitHub stars and 29 GitHub forks. Here's a link to TortoiseSVN's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Bitbucket has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2406 company stacks & 8510 developers stacks; compared to TortoiseSVN, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Bitbucket and TortoiseSVN
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

Read the blog post for more detailed explanation for each item :D

What else do you review before asking for code review?

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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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Pros of Bitbucket
Pros of TortoiseSVN
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2
    Mercurial Support
  • 2
  • 2
    Issues tracker
  • 2
    IAM integration
  • 2
    Academic license program
  • 2
    Multilingual interface
  • 2
    Open source friendly
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    Cons of Bitbucket
    Cons of TortoiseSVN
    • 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 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.

      What is TortoiseSVN?

      It is an Apache™ Subversion (SVN)® client, implemented as a Windows shell extension. It's intuitive and easy to use, since it doesn't require the Subversion command line client to run. And it is free to use, even in a commercial environment.

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      What are some alternatives to Bitbucket and TortoiseSVN?
      GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
      GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
      Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
      Atlassian Stash
      It is a centralized solution to manage Git repositories behind the firewall. Streamlined for small agile teams, powerful enough for large organizations.
      It is a Web-based application primarily aimed at enterprise, and certain features that enable peer review of a code base may be considered enterprise social software.
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